Panelist Profile


John Todaro

Merck, Managing Counsel (US)


JOHN C. TODARO is an Executive Director in the Intellectual Property Group of the Office of General Counsel of Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA. John leads a group of attorneys who support patent drafting, worldwide patent prosecution, counseling and patent due diligence studies for various Merck products and development programs. John’s group supports Merck research in the fields of neuroscience, oncology and infectious diseases.

John has been with Merck since 2003. Prior to joining Merck, John worked as an associate and senior counsel at patent law firms in New York.

John is currently the Chair of the AIPPI Pharma & Biotech Standing Committee.

John has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry, and a J.D. degree from Pace University School of Law in White Plains, New York.

John also has a pro bono legal practice in immigration law, with the Merck Office of General Counsel Pro Bono Group.