Ronald De Martino
Technical Division Membership:
D522,Polymeric Materials Science & Engineering Division;D526,Polymer Chemistry Division
Technical Division Membership Emeritus:
2008 - Present: PMSE Long Term Planning Committee
2007 - PMSE Past Chair
2006 - PMSE Chair
2005 - PMSE Chair Elect
2003/4 - PMSE Treasurer
2000/3 - PMSE Membership Chair
1999/2000 - PMSE Member-at-Large
Research and Special Interests:
New product R&D
Strategic Patent Searching and Analysis
Management of diverse R&D Teams
Creation of Intellectual Property
Polymer synthesis and fabrication
IP Portfolio Development for licensing or sale
Technology transfer to the customer
Technical Liaison: Government-University-Industry
POLYMER THERAPEUTICS, LLC, Scotch Plains, New Jersey, January 2010 – December 2010;
Chester, New Jersey, January 2012 – November 2014
This company has developed a novel class of biocompatible polymer-drugs having broad applications in the wound healing and medical device markets. The technology incorporates common drug compounds, such as salicylic acid, directly into the chemical structure of the polymer chain itself. These formulations enable the controlled delivery of drugs directly at the injury site to promote healing.
Co-Founder and Executive Director, R&D
Responsible for all R&D functions regarding polymer synthesis, characterization and application, including defining and implementing developmental collaborations with potential customers.
SEALY CORPORATION, Trinity, North Carolina, October 2006 – September 2007
Responsible for the characterization of the chemical properties of Sealy’s latex operations and determining optimum process parameters based on the initial characterization effort for a new plant start-up.
POLYMERIX CORPORATION, Piscataway, New Jersey, May 2004 – July 2006
Director, Research and Technology Development (March 2006 – July 2006)
Responsible for the entire operation of the lab: polymer research and development; polymer manufacturing; university programs; and business development to define new markets.
• Technical and IP Consultant (May 2004 – June 2005)
FERRELLS, PLLC, Fairfax, Virginia, September 2002 – June 2005
Consultant to Patent Law Firm
• Created new cases (specifications and claims) based on client invention disclosures.
• Provided technical opinions regarding infringements between client technology and prior art/current practice.
DUPONT CORPORATION, Wilmington, Delaware, 1999 – March 2002
Consultant – Business/Technology Licensing, Polymers Industry
Responsible for assisting the Intellectual Assets Business Unit in the licensing or sale of polymer science based intellectual property.
• Extracted and summarized relevant technical information from 1264 patents (7 business units).
• Segmented the technology into categories and prepared 16 patent technology digests.
• Identified 225 customers through patent citation analysis and market research.
• Matched available patent technology with these customer needs.
• Developed 16 presentation packages (technology and market based) for customer visits.
HOECHST CELANESE CORPORATION, Summit, New Jersey, 1973-1998
Project Manager (1987-1998)
Managed and coordinated research and development efforts for a number of diverse project teams to bring new products to market.
• Created, staffed and directed a synthesis group of 16 scientists responsible for the development of new nonlinear optical polymers. Novel polymers were prepared which allowed the fabrication of unique devices. Secured broad patent coverage for this family of materials.
Staff Scientist (1983-1987)
• Designed and synthesized novel polymers that were the first amorphous side chain polymers that exhibited superior second order nonlinear optical properties.
Area of Expertise:
Polymer synthesis, fabrication tech transfer to customer
Years of Expertise:
26 or more