“I love science and the idea that a single concept can change everyday life in immeasurable ways. My years in laboratory research allow me to understand and conceptualize the work undertaken by inventors to form their invention. More importantly, I utilize my knowledge to construct patent applications that can be read by people familiar with the technology. I feel this permits my clients to understand the application, enhances the collaboration between myself and my clients in navigating the patent application process. Using this knowledge to bridge the gap between science and the invention formed from that science, is exciting and drives my passion for my legal practice.””
Attorney Robert Varkony practices in the areas of Intellectual Property Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law, and Copyright Law.
Stetson University College of Law, Cum Laude
Phi Delta Phi International Legal Honor Fraternity
University of Florida, Summa Cum Laude
Master of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Focus in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Golden Key International Honour Society
The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Focus in Genetics and Development
U.S. Patent Bar
Published Legal Precedential Opinions
UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE
ShutEm Down Sports, Inc. v. Carl Dean Lacy, TTAB Proc. 92049692
Clinical Cancer Research, Volume 11, August 1, 2005 – Coauthor
MULTIPLE MECHANISMS OF TELOMERE MAINTENANCE EXIST IN LIPOSARCOMAS
Analyzed human tumor sample chromosome instability via the role of telomeres and telomere maintenance in liposarcoma samples via telomere length, telomerase activity, existence of alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) mechanisms, and the presence of ALT specific protein conglomeration bodies.
Molecular Cell Biology, Volume 24, July 2004 – Coauthor
P53 DIFFERENTIALLY INHIBITS CELL GROWTH DEPENDING ON THE MECHANISMS OF TELOMERE MAINTENANCE
Analyzed the effect of tumor suppression protein p53 on telomere maintenance in cells using alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) through introduced p53 alleles. p53 was shown to associate with ALT cell telomeres using chromatin immunoprecipitation assay.
Cancer Biology & Therapy, Volume 3, March 2004 – Coauthor
TELOMERASE IS FREQUENTLY ACTIVATED IN TUMORS WITH MICROSATELLITE INSTABILITY
Characterized the mutation of the mismatch (MMR) repair pathway in ALT cell lines by analyzing microsatellite instability to identify the MMR phenotype and identifying telomere maintenance. The results were correlated and suggest MMR cells often use telomerase to maintain telomere length.
Science, Volume 293, July 20, 2001 – Coauthor
HAPLOTYPE DIVERSITY AND LINKAGE DISEQUILIBRIUM AT HUMAN G6PD: RECENT ORIGIN OF ALLELES THAT CONFER MALARIAL RESISTANCE
Analyzed human malarial resistance gene’s molecular evolution and spread through world populations. Characterized specific haplotypes throughout the world allowed an extrapolation of an approximate initial occurrence of various alleles.