Richard Greco is an experienced trial lawyer, having tried numerous patent infringement and commercial cases before judges and juries. His practice has concentrated on patent litigation for the past twenty-five years, including extensive experience with Hatch-Waxman litigation on the world’s leading drugs. Named as one of the top 250 life science patent litigators in the world by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, Richard has consulted with counsel outside the United States to coordinate litigations of foreign counterparts of United States patents and has worked with counsel in the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Canada, and Jamaica. He has represented major pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology companies in litigations on patents claiming pharmaceutical compounds, recombinant proteins, pharmaceutical formulations, drug delivery systems, immunoassays and devices, nucleic acid testing, recombinant cell research tools, transgenic animals and processes for producing recombinant products.
Outside the life sciences area, he has handled cases concerning catalysts, temperature measurement devices, jet engine fan blades, voice recorders with computer control capabilities and computer displays. Richard has also consulted on antitrust matters related to patent activities and has lectured on patent litigation topics to various professional groups and at in house programs for Pfizer Inc, sanofi-aventis, Bristol Myers-Squibb Co., and Novartis Corp. He has conducted numerous claim construction hearings, including a successful hearing in Chiron Corporation v F Hoffman-LaRoche Ltd concerning the pioneering hepatitis C virus cloning. Prior to joining the Firm, Richard practiced law at Kaye Scholer LLP for twenty-five years and was a partner for over fifteen years in its patent litigation group. He is a co-author of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patent Law (PLI 2007). Richard was named as one of New York Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property in 2007-2010. He practices through Richard G. Greco PC.
Columbia Law School (J.D. 1974); Pennsylvania State University (B.A., with highest honors, 1971)
New York State; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. Supreme Court