Olga Schwier, Ph.D.

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Olga focuses her practice on intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation, relating to chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology products.  She has worked with clients to develop pre-litigation and litigation strategies concerning infringement and validity, and has coordinated discovery.  Olga also has experience in due diligence, patent prosecution, and arbitration.

Prior to joining Green Griffith, Olga was a law clerk in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and an associate at a large international law firm.  She also served as a judicial extern in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Before attending law school, Olga received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago.  She worked for pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the Midwest, and co‐authored several papers in peer reviewed journals.


The University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors
       Thomas R. Mulroy Prize, Hinton Moot Court competition
University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., chemistry
Moscow State University, Diploma, chemistry, cum laude

Court Admissions
  • California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, No. 70,377

Olga Schwier & Cary Miller, PTAB Invalidates Two Anacor KERYDIN® Patents, PTAB Litigation Blog (Mar. 30, 2017), http://www.ptablitigationblog.com/ptab-invalidated-two-anacor-kerydin-patents/.David Crich & Olga Vinogradova, Synthesis and Glycosylation of a Series of 6-Mono-, Di-, and Trifluoro S-Phenyl 2,3,4-Tri-O-benzyl-thiorhamnopyranosides. Effect of the Fluorine Substituents on Glycosylation Stereoselectivity, 129 J. Am. Chem. Soc. 11756 (2007).

David Crich & Olga Vinogradova, Synthesis of the Antigenic Tetrasaccharide Side Chain from the Major Glycoprotein of Bacillus Anthracis Exosporium, 72 J. Org. Chem. 6513 (2007).

David Crich & Olga Vinogradova, Facile Oxidative Cleavage of 4-O-Benzyl Ethers with Dichlorodicyanoquinone in Rhamno- and Mannopyranosides, 72 J. Org. Chem. 3581 (2007).

David Crich & Olga Vinogradova, On the Influence of the C2-O2 and C3-O3 Bonds in 4,6-O-Benzylidene-Directed β-Mannopyranosylation and α-Glucopyranosylation, 71 J. Org. Chem. 8473 (2006).

Yu. A. Veits, E. A. Neganova, O. S. Vinogradova, Synthesis of Sterically Hindered Secondary and Tertiary Alkyl(Aryl)Phosphines, 75 Russ. J. Gen. Chem. 212 (2005).

Yu. A. Veits, E. A. Neganova, O. S. Vinogradova, Synthesis of o-Diorganylphosphino-substituted Benzoic Acids and Their Derivatives, 75 Russ. J. Gen. Chem. 1060 (2005).

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