Barbara Ruskin

Barbara Ruskin

President
BA Ruskin Law LLC

BARBARA A. RUSKIN, Ph.D., J.D. is a registered U.S. patent attorney and has acted as legal counsel for numerous clients in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other life science matters for over two decades. She is currently the President of BA Ruskin Law LLC in New York City, established in May 2012. From September 2017 – February 2019, she acted as SVP, General Counsel and Chief Patent Officer at Molecular Templates, Inc. (Austin, TX) and from April 2015-August 2016, acted as General Counsel and Chief Patent Officer for Bionor Pharma (Oslo, Norway). Prior to May 2012, Barbara was a partner in the IP Corporate Group at Ropes & Gray in New York City. Barbara graduated from Fordham University School of Law in 1998 and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1999. She has a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology from Harvard University (Cambridge, MA). As outside counsel, Barbara has acted for public and private life science companies in developing competitive worldwide patent strategies, in litigation matters and patent oppositions, and in strategic alliances and financings, performing due diligence on target company patent and license rights, helping to value key IP and identify potential risks. She drafts and negotiates IP related provisions in licenses, collaboration and other related agreements.