Barry J. Schindler

Firm: Greenberg Traurig
Location: Florham Park - NJ

  • 500 Campus Drive Suite 400
    Florham Park, NJ 07932
  • Tel : 973.360.7900
  • Fax : 973-360-8325

Barry J. Schindler is Co-Chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patent Prosecution Group — a group of over 100 attorneys and agents, who are registered with the USPTO, and handling over 4,000 domestic and foreign applications (filing over 1,600 patent applications/year). Barry has over 30 years of legal experience in all aspects of patent prosecution and IP protection — representing numerous major companies and start-ups regarding patents and trade secrets and managing their worldwide patent portfolio in such relevant technical areas of AgriTech, FoodTech, Fintech, cloud computing, chemical, pharmaceutical, material science and medical devices. Barry has obtained hundreds of U.S. patents for his clients, and has worked with foreign counsel in China, France, Germany, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Russia, and the United Kingdom, among others, to obtain foreign patents for firm clients.

Barry has wide-ranging experience with USPTO Interpartes proceedings (“IPR”), having represented numerous entities in connection with over 50 inter partes review proceedings, including representing companies such as Samsung, Limelight Networks, B. Braun, Bracco and Schlumberger. In addition, Barry has worked on dozens of U.S. patent reexaminations (both inter partes and ex parte), and European opposition proceedings for firm clients.

Barry has been listed as an IP Star by Managing IP Magazine’s World IP Handbook and Survey, listed in IAM Global Leaders Guide, listed in Chambers USA Guide, and listed in IAM magazine’s IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Prosecution.  Barry received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering (Process Control) from Cornell University. Prior to law school, Barry practiced for over eight years for major Fortune 100 companies. He received his J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center and is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Barry regularly teaches patent strategy at Universities, the USPTO and incubators. Barry regularly writes on key patent topics and is frequently quoted. Barry’s passion is supporting Family Promise of Morris County – dedicated to ending the crisis of homeless families.


  • Legal Areas
    • Patent Portfolio Management
    • Business Methodology
    • Patent Litigation
    • Prosecution of Patent Applications
    • Reexaminations and IPR Proceedings
  • Technical Areas
    • Chemical Compounds and Processes: Metallurgy; Medical Devices; Food Products/Supplements; Plastics; Material Science
    • Industrial Controls: Software; Mechanical and Electrical Devices; Internet Based Systems and Methods; Search Engine Technology; Database Management
    • Financial Derivatives and Systems: Exotic Financial Derivatives
    • Telemedicine
    • Internet-based Systems
    • Plastics
    • Agriculture

  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Listed, IAM Global Leaders Guide, 2020-2022
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2022
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2008-2021
  • Ranked, BDICode (Israel), Intellectual Property – Prominent Team, 2021
  • Ranked, BDICode (Israel), Hi-Tech – Prominent Team, 2021
  • Team Member, Benchmark Litigation’s “New Jersey Law Firm of the Year,” Shortlisted, 2022
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Hi-Tech
  • Ranked, LegallyIsrael100 2019-2020, Intellectual Property
  • Listed, LMG Life Sciences, “Life Science Star,” 2016-2021
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine’s World IP Handbook and Survey, “IP Stars: New Jersey Patent Stars,” 2013-2021
  • Listed, IAM magazine, “IAM Patent 1000,” 2012-2021
    • Prosecution, 2012-2021
    • Post-Grant Proceedings, 2020-2021
    • Transactions, 2021
  • Listed, IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, 2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s“Regional Litigation Department of the Year – New Jersey,” Finalist, 2019
  • Team Member, BTI Power Rankings, “The 16 Strongest Firms for ‘Go-To Outside Counsel’ Insurance Work,” 2016
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Food & Beverage Practice Group of the Year,” 2015
  • Member, Winning Team, New Jersey Law Journal, “General Litigation Department of the Year” Award, 2013
  • Team Member, Lexology’s Client Choice Award USA & Canada, United States: New Jersey, 2013
  • Listed, Legal 500 United States, 2008-2009


  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center, 1988
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering and Food Science, Cornell University


  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice has more than 200 full-time intellectual property attorneys and professionals serving clients across the United States and in key business centers around the world. We handle all aspects of intellectual property, including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) and right of publicity litigation; trademark prosecution and brand management; copyright and DMCA agent registration; patent prosecution and portfolio management; licensing; inter partes review; third-party monitoring; domain name management; and interferences. We also counsel on the full range of data privacy and security breach issues, provide licensing and cross-border services and defend data privacy, security breach, and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action suits.

Our team includes skilled and technical professionals with a deep understanding of both specialized technology and the complex dynamics of worldwide distribution, providing our clients with an entrepreneurial approach. We advise on patent litigation and re-examinations, as well as assist clients in managing international portfolios. Our Trademarks and Brand Management Practice features one of the largest trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, litigation, and counseling legal practices worldwide. We also counsel extensively on fair use, social media, mobile, cloud, and new technology issues. Our litigation teams regularly handle complex copyright, trademark, patent, and trade secret cases. GT lawyers likewise handle complex transactions and help clients structure new business models and protect and reduce exposure from new technologies. Additionally, our attorneys have deep-rooted science and engineering backgrounds. Together, we offer clients integrative and strategic counsel in virtually all areas of Intellectual Property & Technology. The deftness of our global network provides our clients with creative and forward-thinking legal services aimed at further enhancing their business operations.