Krista E. Bianco
Krista Bianco practices patent litigation and prosecution involving a wide range of chemical and pharmaceutical technologies, with particular experience in organic molecules. She also works with cosmetic technologies.
Ms. Bianco focuses on U.S. district court litigation, primarily involving pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. She has broad experience in all aspects of litigation, including preparing and responding to fact discovery, coordinating document review, preparing expert discovery, drafting pretrial and post-trial briefing, and preparing for trial.
Ms. Bianco also maintains an active patent prosecution practice, preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications on behalf of clients worldwide. She has specific experience drafting patent applications for chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes and prosecuting chemical compound, pharmaceutical composition, and method of use applications in the U.S. and other countries.
Ms. Bianco devotes a portion of her time to pro bono matters. She has represented family members seeking custody and adoption, and she has served as a guardian ad litem in the U.S. Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
- Represented domestic pharmaceutical company in district court litigations asserting patents in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) cases.
- Pro bono work includes successfully petitioning for adoption on behalf of a great-aunt and custody on behalf of a grandmother in D.C. Superior Court.
- Former medicinal chemist at Pfizer Global Research and Development
- American Chemical Society
- American Bar Association
- Coauthor. "Like Zeus the Supreme Court Punishes Prometheus: But What Does it all Mean for Patentable Subject Matter?" CIPA Journal, April 2012.
- Coauthor. "3,5-Bicyclic Aryl Piperidines: A Novel Class of α4β2 Neuronal Nicotinic Acetylcholine Receptor Partial Agonists for Smoking Cessation," Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, 2005.
- Coauthor. "Unexpected Migration and Oxidative Cyclization of Substituted 2-Acetophenone Triflates under Basic Conditions: Synthetic and Mechanistic Insights," Journal of Organic Chemistry, 2003.