Rich-Henry Schabowsky, Ph.D.


Rich-Henry focuses his intellectual property practice on biomedical science and biotechnology. A patent attorney registered before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, he has a strong background in biomedical science and biotechnology, including a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, which enables him to bring a meticulous, detail-oriented approach to protecting client’s intellectual property.

He handles all aspects of patent prosecution and counseling on behalf of clients and has experience in patent preparation and prosecution, post-grant proceedings, the development/management of patent portfolios in the U.S. and abroad, and due diligence. Rich-Henry is experienced in opinion work, including freedom to operate, validity, infringement, patent landscape and patentability opinions. Technical areas of his prosecution and opinion work include all areas of biotechnology (including immunology, cell and molecular biology, virology, bacteriology, genetics, and biochemistry), medical devices, the chemical arts and pharmaceuticals.

Rich-Henry currently serves as counsel on a team defending a series of biotechnology patents of a Fortune 100 company in Inter Partes Review proceedings before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, conducting analysis, developing strategy and validity positions, and working with experts. He has acted as a technical liaison between trial counsel and expert witnesses during a multimillion-dollar medical device litigation.

Prior to practicing law, Rich-Henry worked on the development of novel vaccine adjuvant systems at the Institute of Cellular Therapeutics at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He previously served as an AmeriCorps team leader, where he further developed his leadership and management abilities.


  • Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville  (J.D., cum laude)
    • Brandeis Scholar, 2013
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine  (Ph.D., 2010)
    • Microbiology and Immunology
  • University of Louisville School of Medicine  (M.S., 2006)
    • Microbiology
  • University of Virginia  (B.A., 2005)
    • Economics

Bar Admissions

  • Kentucky
  • U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
  • Not licensed in Connecticut