McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Claine Snow, PhD, focuses his practice on patent prosecution and strategy in the chemical and life sciences industry. He is highly skilled in assisting clients in technological fields, including chemical compounds, methods of chemical synthesis, chemical processes, pharmaceutical compositions, drug delivery systems, methods of treatment, diagnostics, and apparatuses having chemical and biological applications. Claine’s experience also includes preparing and prosecuting chemical and pharmaceutical patent applications on both a domestic and international level, and counseling clients regarding freedom to operate, non-infringement, invalidity and patentability. He also represented pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation.
Claine’s doctoral studies were in the area of experimental physical chemistry and involved a complex thermodynamic study of iron oxide nanoparticles and the core of the biological iron storage protein, ferritin. His studies required the synthesis and characterization of high purity materials, and Claine became proficient in several synthetic and analytical techniques. After completing his PhD, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Colorado in Boulder. His work there focused on the design, expression and purification of novel proteins and their use in protein-mediated synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials.