M. David Weingarten Ph.D.
David Weingarten focuses on patent litigation, patent prosecution, and patent transactions and strategic counseling. His practice encompasses the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and consumer product areas.
Dr. Weingarten is involved with U.S. district court litigations, primarily concerning Abbreviated New Drug Applications (ANDAs) under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He also drafts opinions on patent infringement, validity, and enforceability, and prepares intellectual property-related agreements, such as those relating to license and supply. In addition, Dr. Weingarten prepares and prosecutes U.S. patent applications on behalf of domestic and foreign clients.
Prior to practicing law, Dr. Weingarten spent over a decade in the pharmaceutical industry developing drugs across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including cardiovascular, metabolic, respiratory, and inflammation. As a member of senior management, he was responsible for leading research and development efforts in drug discovery, process research and development, and manufacturing. He also prepared New Drug Application (NDA) submissions, conducted due diligence, and managed technology transfers.
During his doctoral studies, Dr. Weingarten investigated the rhodium(II)-catalyzed reaction of α-diazo ketones and its application toward organic synthesis. As a National Institutes of Health post-doctoral fellow at Columbia University, he designed and developed new combinatorial methods for determining enantioselective chemical processes and implemented molecular modeling to analyze complex experimental results.
- Served as judicial intern to the Honorable Hugh P. Thompson, Supreme Court of Georgia, 2010.
- Served as judicial intern to the Honorable Elizabeth E. Long and the Honorable Alice D. Bonner, Fulton County Superior Court, Business Case Division, 2010.
- Received a TI:GER® Certificate in Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer, Emory University School of Law and Georgia Institute of Technology, 2011.
- Awarded first place Emory University School of Law Transactional Negotiation Meet, 2011.
- Order of the Coif.
- Robert W. Woodruff fellow, Emory University School of Law, 2008-2011.
- Dean's teaching fellow, Emory University School of Law, 2010-2011.
- Received awards for outstanding academic achievement from Emory University School of Law in contract drafting, 2009; negotiations, 2009; deal skills, 2010; and patents and global health, 2010.
- Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) scholar, Emory University, 1995-1996.
- American Chemical Society, Organic Division graduate fellow, Emory University, 1994-1995.
- Georgia Bar Association
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- American Bar Association
- American Chemical Society
- Coauthor. "Carboxylated, Heteroaryl-Substituted Chalcones as Inhibitors of Vascular Cell Adhesion Molecule-1 Expression for Use in Chronic Inflammatory Diseases," Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 2007.
- Coauthor. "An Efficient Synthesis of a Dual PPAR α/γ Agonist and the Formation of a Sterically Congested α-Aryloxyisobutyric Acid Via a Bargellini Reaction," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2005.
- Coauthor. "Rhodium(II)-Catalyzed Carbocyclization Reaction of α-Diazo Carbonyls with Tethered Unsaturation," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2000.
- Coauthor. "Enantioselective Resolving Resins from a Combinatorial Library. Kinetic Resolution of Cyclic Amino Acid Derivatives," Journal of the American Chemical Society, 1998.
- Coauthor. "Tweezers with Different Bite: Increasing the Affinity of Synthetic Receptors by Varying the Hinge Part," Angewandte Chemie International Edition (English), 1998.
- Coauthor. "Theoretical Insights Regarding the Cycloaddition Behavior of Push-Pull Stabilized Carbonyl Ylides," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 1997.
- Coauthor. "Rhodium Carbenoid Mediated Cyclizations. Intramolecular Cyclopropanation and C-H Insertion Reactions Derived from Type II o-Alkynyl Substituted α-Diazoacetophenones," Tetrahedron Letters, 1993.