Blaine Hackman focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and related patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling. Blaine regularly represents clients in inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceutical technologies.

In addition to his active post-grant proceedings practice, Blaine works with clients on the full spectrum of their intellectual property needs. He has experience representing pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients in intellectual property litigation (including Hatch-Waxman proceedings) and advising clients on patent issues, including patentability and freedom to operate (FTO) evaluations. He has also prosecuted patents and counseled clients in transactions in a variety of technologies, including small molecule and protein therapies, nanotechnology, diagnostic imaging, and analytical chemistry.

Blaine actively publishes, presents, and provides insights to the media on intellectual property-related issues.

  • Represented petitioner in a PGR (PGR2021-00115), which led to patent owner’s disclaimer of challenged patent.
  • Represented petitioner in two IPRs (IPR2020-01569, 01626) that were resolved favorably through confidential settlement.
  • Represented a major biotechnology company as defendant/petitioner in co-pending district court and PGR proceedings (PGR2019-00043) relating to a monoclonal antibody therapy, which resulted in entry of adverse judgment in the PGR and dismissal of the district court case.
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company as plaintiff/patent owner in co-pending district court Hatch-Waxman litigations and multiple IPR proceedings (IPR2015-00005, 6, 7, and 8), which resulted in the denial of institution for all IPRs and favorable district court settlements.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in securing a reissue patent in the USPTO related to its blockbuster cancer treatment.
  • Advised a major investor in pharmaceutical and biotechnology royalty streams on patent issues for several transactions.

 


  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • Named to the list of New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2017-2021)
  • Recognized by Licensing Executive Society International Journal, les Nouvelles, for publishing an Article of the Month (2014)
  • Dow Chemical Foundation Scholar, Harvey Mudd College

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Blaine Hackman focuses his practice on post-grant proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and related patent litigation, prosecution, and counseling. Blaine regularly represents clients in inter partes review (IPR) and post-grant review (PGR) proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceutical technologies.

In addition to his active post-grant proceedings practice, Blaine works with clients on the full spectrum of their intellectual property needs. He has experience representing pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients in intellectual property litigation (including Hatch-Waxman proceedings) and advising clients on patent issues, including patentability and freedom to operate (FTO) evaluations. He has also prosecuted patents and counseled clients in transactions in a variety of technologies, including small molecule and protein therapies, nanotechnology, diagnostic imaging, and analytical chemistry.

Blaine actively publishes, presents, and provides insights to the media on intellectual property-related issues.

  • Represented petitioner in a PGR (PGR2021-00115), which led to patent owner’s disclaimer of challenged patent.
  • Represented petitioner in two IPRs (IPR2020-01569, 01626) that were resolved favorably through confidential settlement.
  • Represented a major biotechnology company as defendant/petitioner in co-pending district court and PGR proceedings (PGR2019-00043) relating to a monoclonal antibody therapy, which resulted in entry of adverse judgment in the PGR and dismissal of the district court case.
  • Represented a specialty pharmaceutical company as plaintiff/patent owner in co-pending district court Hatch-Waxman litigations and multiple IPR proceedings (IPR2015-00005, 6, 7, and 8), which resulted in the denial of institution for all IPRs and favorable district court settlements.
  • Represented a major pharmaceutical company in securing a reissue patent in the USPTO related to its blockbuster cancer treatment.
  • Advised a major investor in pharmaceutical and biotechnology royalty streams on patent issues for several transactions.

 


  • Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Bar Association
  • American Chemical Society
  • Named to the list of New York Rising Stars by Super Lawyers (2017-2021)
  • Recognized by Licensing Executive Society International Journal, les Nouvelles, for publishing an Article of the Month (2014)
  • Dow Chemical Foundation Scholar, Harvey Mudd College