Jeff Arnold is an Atlanta intellectual property (IP) attorney with more than 26 years of litigation and dispute resolution experience, as well as opinion and patent preparation and prosecution experience. He concentrates his practice on the generic pharmaceuticals industry.
A significant component of Mr. Arnold's practice is defending generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation matters as litigation counsel. Mr. Arnold devotes a large amount of his practice in drafting validity, infringement, freedom-to-operate and design-around opinions, which are written in support of Abbreviated New Drug and 505(b)(2) applications. To further support his generic clients, Mr. Arnold prepares notice letters and the accompanying factual and legal basis memoranda, post-trial launch-at-risk evaluations and opinions, inter partes reviews and due diligence studies. He also provides clearance opinions for medical delivery devices, such as inhalers, sprayers and applicators. Such clearance opinions include evaluation of utility and design patents, trade dress and color trademarks.
Mr. Arnold advises clients in a variety of technological sectors, including chemistry and chemical engineering, chemical manufacturing processes, biochemistry, medicinal chemistry, paper manufacturing and treating, polymers and related engineering, and catalyst systems. In addition to his pharmaceutical experience, he has substantial experience counseling clients in the petrochemical, geosynthetic fabric, flooring product, ceiling product, medical device and mechanical device and system industries. Mr. Arnold is well-versed in handling matters related to pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations, biotechnology, organic chemistry, energy, environmental engineering, food science, mechanical engineering, metallurgy and ceramics, nanotechnology and materials science. In addition, Mr. Arnold counsels clients on strategies for managing and protecting patent portfolios and trademarks, including color trademarks.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Arnold was an administrative law and trial attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. During his six years of active duty in the U.S. Army, Mr. Arnold served as a first chair litigator in criminal trials both as a prosecutor and as defense counsel. As a judge advocate, he was appointed as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Northern District of Georgia to prosecute civilian cases in the federal magistrate court for offenses occurring on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Arnold was a chemical engineer with Texaco Inc.
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