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Herbert Frederick Schwartz

Herbert Frederick Schwartz, American lawyer.


  • Schwartz, Herbert Frederick was born on August 23, 1935 in Brooklyn. Son of Henry and Blanche Theodora (goldberg) Schwartz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1957. Master of Arts in Applied Economics, University Pennsylvania, 1964. Bachelor of Laws, University Pennsylvania, 1964.


    • Associate Fish & Neave, New York City, 1964-1970, junior partner, 1970-1971, managing partner, 1985-1991, partner, 1972—2004, Ropes & Gray, since 2005. Lecturer law University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1980-1989, adjunct professor, since 1990, New York University Law School, since 2003.


    • Principles of Patent Law (University Casebooks)
    • The Fourth Edition, with its new author team, is recommitted to the book's original purpose and design by focusing on the following core features: Up to date, presenting major contrasting views on key issuesAmple explanatory text and notes to best serve the book's dual role as a casebook for students and a treatise for practitionersSIDE BARS written especially for the book by prominent practitioners, government officials, and academics, an innovation now in wide use that began with this bookEmphasis on concrete applications at the practical level and economic analysis at the theoretical level.


    Vice-chairman Junior Yacht Racing Association of Long Island Sound, 1985-1988. 1st lieutenant United States Army, Signal Corps, 1957-1959. Member Association of Bar of City of New York, American Intellectual Property Lawyers Association, New York Intellectual Property Lawyers Association (president 1999-1900), Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (member corporation since 2003, trustee since 2006), American College Trial Lawyers, American Bar Foundation, American Law Institute, Order of Coif, New York Yacht Club, Riverside Yacht Club, Cruising Club of America.



    Racing and cruising sailboats.


    • Married Gail Lubets, January 23, 1960. Children: Wendy Helene, Karen Anne, Peter Andrew. Married Nan Budde Chequer, March 13, 1987.

      Stepchildren: Elizabeth Guthrie, Anne Hamilton, Laura Dunham.
    • father: Henry Schwartz
    • mother: Blanche Theodora (goldberg) Schwartz
    • spouses: Gail Lubets
    • Nan Budde Chequer
    • children: Wendy Helene Schwartz
    • Karen Anne Schwartz
    • Peter Andrew Schwartz
    • Elizabeth Guthrie Schwartz
    • Anne Hamilton Schwartz
    • Laura Dunham Schwartz
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    Born August 23, 1935