Herbert F. Schwartz Esq.

Ropes & Gray LLP
Schwartz, Herberte F.

Herbert F. Schwartz was a Retired Partner with the law firm of Ropes & Gray LLP and former Member and Managing Partner of the intellectual property law firm of Fish & Neave LLP, which merged into Ropes & Gray in 2005. He was a partner at Fish & Neave from 1971 to 2004, serving as managing partner from 1985-91. He continued as a partner when the firm merged with Ropes & Gray in 2005 until his retirement in 2007.

Mr. Schwartz served as lead trial counsel in many cases for such prominent companies as Polaroid, Purdue Pharma, AstraZeneca, Digital Equipment and Motorola, among many others. His landmark victory for Polaroid against Eastman Kodak preserved Polaroid’s exclusive position in instant photography.

Mr. Schwartz was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and New York University Law School and taught courses on patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition law. He was a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a fellow of the American Bar Foundation, and a member of the American Law Institute.

Mr. Schwartz earned his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from MIT, an M.A. in business, and an LL.B. from the University of Pennsylvania.

He was the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatise Patent Law and Practice.