J.D., The Catholic University of America
Ph.D., Molecular and Cell Biology, Medical College of Pennsylvania – Hahnemann University
B.S., Biology, University of Scranton
District of Columbia
United States Patent and Trademark Office
Dr. Calvo, a director in the Biotechnology/Chemical Group, represents a diverse group of U.S. and international companies innovating in the biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries. He provides counsel with regard to global patent portfolio strategy, licensing, patent validity, infringement, and design around strategies. Dr. Calvo is experienced in U.S. and international patent procurement and enforcement matters (particularly patent prosecution and oppositions), FDA/ANDA practice, technology transfer, invalidity, noninfringement, freedom-to-operate and patentability opinions, and due diligence investigations.
Additionally, Dr. Calvo has extensive expertise in prosecuting and investigating patents related to bioproduction methods and therapeutic formulations. He is a recognized leader in understanding the significance and challenges of bioprocessing patents from both an originator and biosimilar perspective. He has authored articles and presented on these topics in both the U.S. and internationally.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Dr. Calvo gained extensive technical expertise in the areas of vaccines, therapeutic antibodies, cellular immunology, cell and molecular biology, and biotherapeutics during his graduate studies and post-doctoral fellowships at The University of Pennsylvania and National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Calvo is a contributing author of Patent Office Litigation, Second Edition, published in 2017, and the two-volume set Patent Office Litigation, published in 2012 by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. The first edition focuses on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act, while the second edition provides a fresh and comprehensive exploration of these proceedings. Both books examine how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and deliver practical analysis and advice.
Dr. Calvo is fluent in Italian.
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