Justin C. Allen, M.S., J.D.




Justin has extensive experience in the medical devices industry. While academically trained as a molecular biologist, his legal training as a patent attorney occurred in the mechanical and electrical arts, including software systems and its integration with hardware. This combination of knowledge and experience allowed Justin to develop a unique skill set that is perfectly situated for handling the diverse range and crossover of technologies found throughout the medical device industry.


Justin focuses his practice on strategic counseling, opinions and licensing, and the preparation and prosecution of patents, trademarks and copyrights. He also has experience in the litigation of intellectual property matters. Justin further assists clients in a variety of other contractual matters, including licensing and procuring investment.


Justin is a part-time instructor at the Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, Pa., and has often been a featured speaker on intellectual property issues for other academic institutions and business groups. Justin earned a bachelor's degree in 1996 from the University of Arizona and a master's degree in 2000 from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, both in the field of molecular and cell biology. After working several years as a research scientist for E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont), he entered law school and received his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law in 2005. Justin is admitted to practice in New Jersey and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Pallab Singh, Ph.D., J.D.




Pallab has over ten years of experience working on the commercialization and patent protection of technologies in the fields of biologics, biotechnology, bioengineering and medical devices.


Pallab received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering with a minor in biology from the University of Rochester in 2004. He earned a Ph.D. in bioengineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2011, where he investigated the neuronal response to traumatic brain injury. During his graduate work, Pallab worked at the Center for Technology Transfer at the University of Pennsylvania where he performed technology assessments and conducted patentability evaluations of university technologies. During his time at Riverside Law, Pallab has gained extensive experience working with a wide variety of clients in patent preparation and prosecution, patent strategy, portfolio management and due diligence.


Pallab earned his law degree (summa cum laude) from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2019. During his legal studies, Pallab received the Albert L. Bricklin Memorial Award for achieving the highest cumulative grade point average in the Evening Division and the Robert C. Podwil Memorial Prize for excellence in academic performance in intellectual property.

Ming Chen, B. Eng., J.D.




Ming received a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Drexel University, where he concentrated in areas including biomaterials and tissue engineering, particularly as they apply to medical devices and implants. Ming has also worked on projects with Johnson & Johnson and Merck, where he developed immunoassays and took part in siRNA animal studies.


After graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, Ming handled patent and marketing due diligence matters for university inventions in Drexel’s Office of Technology Commercialization. He is admitted to practice in New Jersey, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Ryan D. Artis, B. Eng., J.D.




Ryan focuses on preparing and prosecuting patents and trademarks, and has a wide array of experience in the electrical, electromechanical and mechanical arts.  Prior to joining Riverside Law, Ryan was in-house intellectual property counsel at a large medical devices company, where he was responsible for patent strategy, drafting and prosecution of product portfolios in oncology and vascular access franchises.  He also provided guidance for due diligence activity while participating on cross-functional business acquisition and product commercialization teams.  In addition, Ryan worked closely with marketing groups, preparing and prosecuting trademark applications. 


Before developing an expertise in medical devices, Ryan worked at a Midwest based IP law firm, where he focused on patent prosecution and litigation support in a variety of electrical and software-based technologies.  Ryan earned a B.S.E.E. in Electrical Engineering and a B.S. in Industrial Economics from Union College (NY) in 2005, and earned his J.D. from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2010.    He is admitted to practice in New York and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Philip Nigon, B. Eng., J.D.







Phil has over 10 years of industry experience in electrical, systems, and computer engineering, including PCB layout and fabrication, embedded system design, and RF systems. Phil designed systems for defense, medical device, and consumer applications.


Phil graduated with Bachelor’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University in both Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering, with a minor in Computer Science. While at Johns Hopkins, Phil was involved in numerous research projects in the fields of photonics, parallel computing, and image processing, with course work concentrated in FPGAs and mixed-signal circuit design.


Phil is a graduate of the Temple University Beasley School of Law.



Sogol Baharlou, Ph.D.

Scientific Advisor




Sogol is a scientific advisor with research experience in the fields of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine and drug delivery.

Sogol earned her Ph.D. in bioengineering from Temple University in 2017, where she investigated soy protein based scaffolds for skin tissue engineering and wound healing.

During her graduate work, Sogol worked at the Office of Technology Commercialization and Business Development at Temple University where she performed technology assessments, conducted patentability evaluations, and performed preliminary market and industry analysis for a wide variety of inventions in the life sciences and medical device fields.

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