The National Law Journal Names Gerard Norton an IP Trailblazer

March 5, 2018 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP congratulates Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D., who is noted in The National Law Journal’s 2018 list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers.

Norton was selected from among hundreds of nominees for this highly prestigious award honoring those who have made their mark in patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law with passion, diligence and much success along the way. 

Chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and former chair of the Intellectual Property Department, Norton is credited with building Fox’s full-service IP department from the ground up. The nationwide department now has more than 100 members, many of whom hold advanced degrees, allowing the team to handle high-level litigation, licensing, prosecution and due diligence matters.

A force in the industry, Norton and team recently handled the IP due diligence for an $8.4 billion acquisition and successfully defended Nature’s Plus Nordic in a $6.4 million appeal regarding distribution rights.

Norton, who will assume the role of office managing partner for the firm’s Princeton office on April 1, has extensive experience litigating complex matters involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and breaches of contract. He also handles IP portfolio protection and enforcement and provides insight to manufacturers and developers in the fields of pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and medical device arts. His clients include Fortune 100 companies as well as universities and other nonprofit organizations.

Norton is routinely named a “Life Sciences Star” for his patent work by LMG Life Sciences and an “IP Star” by Managing Intellectual Property. He was also recognized as an Outstanding Litigator in New Jersey by Managing Intellectual Property.

Norton earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, his Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences from Mount Sinai School of Medicine and his B.A. in Biology from Fordham College.