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David R. Saliwanchik


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  • B.S. cum laude
    University of Florida (1983)
  • B.S. cum laude
    Environmental Engineering
    University of Florida (1983)
  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School (1987)
    Managing Editor, Journal of Law Reform


  • U.S. and International Patent Procurement
  • Freedom-to-Operate and Validity Opinions
  • U.S. and International Patent Procurement and Enforcement Strategy
  • Dispute Resolution
  • License Agreements


  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agriculture
  • Immunology
  • Natural Products


  • Board Certified in Intellectual Property Law by The Florida Bar
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America
  • Selected as one of Florida’s Legal Elite
  • Named to Florida Super Lawyers
  • Listed in Who’s Who in Intellectual Property Law
  • Tau Beta Pi – The Engineering Honor Society


  • Registered to Practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) 1985
  • Former Vice-Chair; The Florida Bar: Intellectual Property Committee
  • Board of Directors; BioFlorida
  • Former Adjunct Professor; University of Florida Levin College of Law: Patent Drafting and Prosecution
  • Association of University Technology Matters (AUTM)


  • 25 Years of Patenting Life: What We’ve Learned; Where Do We Go From Here? (2006). In R. Brungs and M. Postiglione (Eds.), Biotechnology, Patent Law, Theology (45-68). St. Louis, MO: ITEST Faith/Science Press.
  • Impact of Patent Policy on Bioremediation with Living Organisms. (1999). In N. N. Ragsdale and J. N. Seiber (Eds.), ACS Symposium Series 734, Pesticides: Managing Risks and Optimizing Benefits (133-135). Washington, D.C.: American Chemical Society.
  • Patenting of Biological Materials. (1997). ITEST Bulletin, 28(1).
  • Legal Protection for Biotechnology Inventions. (1992). In D. K. Arora et al. (Eds.), Handbook of Applied Mycology (1025-1054). New York: Marcel Dekker, Inc.
  • Effective Documentation of Research Results. (1992). Drug News & Perspectives, 5(5): 306-313.
  • Temporal Changes in Colony Cuticular Hydrocarbon Patterns of Solenopsis invicta: Implications for Nestmate Recognition. (1989). Journal of Chemical Ecology, 15(7): 2115-2125.
  • Intellectual Property Development. (1989). Trends in Biotechnology, 7(4): 77.
  • Animals and Other Multicellular Organisms – Can They Be Patented? (1987). Trends in Biotechnology, 5(8): 211-212.


  • 8,133,868: Dipeptides for Prevention of Muscle Breakdown and Microbial Infection
  • 7,851,447: Methods for Nerve Repair
  • 7,816,400: Use of Acacetin and Related Compounds as Potassium Channel Inhibitors
  • 7,772,185: Method for Promoting Axonal Outgrowth in Damaged Nerves
  • 7,754,692: Arginyl-Glutamine Dipeptide for Treatment of Pathological Vascular Proliferation
  • 7,521,474: Biologically Active Lasonolide Compounds
  • 7,034,046: NR1H4 Nuclear Receptor Binding Compounds
  • 7,034,028: Treatment of Inflammatory Disorders
  • 7,022,693: Treatment of Lipodystrophy
  • 7,001,915: Ultrashort-Acting Opioids for Transdermal Application