Hoffmann & Baron Featured In ROI-NJ ARTICLE

Daniel A. Scola, Jr., Managing Partner, Hoffmann & Baron, LLP, was recently featured in an ROI-NJ Focus article written by reporter Brett Johnson.

In the article, Scola discussed the impact predictive analysis has on the patent process. The fast-paced increase in patent innovations task intellectual property attorneys with additional challenges in devising strategic protection plans. The balance of disclosing sufficient information to obtain protection, while avoiding over-disclosure becomes paramount.

Scola further detailed that businesses aim to maximize the value of their research. However, he believes that the kinds of safeguards that businesses can obtain through intellectual property claims are being slowly reduced, particularly in the biopharma space. The responsibility is now greater on patent applicants to obtain more data to support the range of protections they desire.

Scola stated, “The way to adjust to it is to not disclose more than you can actually support, and to save that extra portion for when you have data to support it.” Scola believes that this often can result in a basic unfairness to patentees.

To read the full article, please click here. The article was syndicated by “Invest Money UK”.


Daniel A. Scola, Jr. is the managing partner of Hoffmann & Baron, LLP,  and also manages the chemical, pharmaceutical/biochemical and medical device practice group in the New Jersey office. He has extensive experience in polymers, pharmaceuticals and medical devices. He specializes in building IP portfolios and designing strategies to protect and enhance company value. He also practices extensively in Post Grant Proceedings at the USPTO and has argued Post Grant Proceedings at the appellate level, before the CAFC.  Previously, he was Counsel, patents, and trademarks as well as Assistant Corporate Secretary at The Warner-Lambert Co. and Intellectual Property Attorney at Loctite Corporation.

Prior to earning his law degree, Scola was a chemist with particular experience in material science including polymers, adhesives and biodegradable approaches to material engineering. He was a scientist at the Pratt & Whitney Division of United Technologies.