Mr. Raskin specializes in intellectual property litigation and transactional work, particularly advising clients regarding licensing matters. His experience encompasses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright litigation. Mr. Raskin started the Patent Litigation Group of Mishcon NY in 2012, building one of the fastest growing patent litigation groups in the U.S. Over his fifteen year career, Mr. Raskin worked at a premier intellectual property boutique and helped launch the NY office of a Texas-based litigation boutique.
Mr. Raskin left law firm practice to help run and act as General Counsel for a 50+ year old engineering and manufacturing company specializing in products for the military and aerospace industries. He advised the company president on strategic and legal matters, including trade secret, patent, and other intellectual property issues. He also negotiated multi-million dollar intellectual property transactional matters, customer and supplier contracts (private and governmental) and licensing agreements. Mr. Raskin investigated, analyzed, and negotiated prospective strategic opportunities for company growth, leading to the sale of intellectual property assets and, eventually, the company’s core business. His greatest enjoyment and satisfaction stemmed from his opportunities to work with the company’s engineers regarding product development and step in as an additional machinist when necessary.
Mr. Raskin also started his own company to sell patented marine safety devices that he co-invented and co-developed, and sold the key intellectual property and manufacturing assets shortly thereafter. After sales of both companies, Mr. Raskin decided to return to law firm practice and join Mishcon de Reya.
Throughout his law firm practice, Mr. Raskin has advised clients on intellectual property matters, from protection and licensing of patents and trade secrets to recommending trademark and copyright strategies. He has worked on numerous high-profile trade secret, copyright, and patent litigations involving some of the most respected companies in the world, garnering extensive litigation experience, both in district court and before the ITC. His trade secret and patent matters have implicated various technologies related to medical and analytical devices, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, consumer electronics, computer/video game software and hardware, telecommunications and the Internet.
Mr. Raskin attended Washington University, where he earned a B.A. in Biology and Chemistry and an M.A. in Biology. During his graduate studies, he worked as an intern in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington University Medical School using recombinant DNA techniques to engineer bacteria to produce the blood protein von Willebrand Factor.
He graduated with honors from The George Washington University Law School, where he was a member of a law journal, a member of the joint faculty-student Academic Integrity Committee, and President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Board. While in law school, Mr. Raskin interned for The Honorable Robert H. Hodges at the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington, DC.