Robert is as a pharmaceutical/medical device patent attorney, with a JD, MBA, MS (Medical Sciences) and Regulatory Affairs Certification. Robert established his career through progressively elevated levels of responsibility in three Fortune 1000 life sciences tools companies before entering medical device and pharmaceuticals, serving in various roles including legal, business development leadership, general manager, sales, marketing, and commercialization. He has closed over $50M in deals, held responsibility for a $500M product line, prosecuted a number of pharmaceutical patents to issue, and was awarded Roche Diagnostics’ prestigious Entrepreneurial Leader award and Applied Biosystems’ President’s Club award. Robert is also an entrepreneur, having successfully exited two life sciences companies, one he co-founded. His broad experience and multi-faceted education provide an excellent addition to the leadership bench with a holistic approach to creating solutions.
A researcher at heart, Robert P. Mino conducted academic laboratory research for 5 years and contributed on various commercial laboratory projects throughout his more than 20 years in the life sciences related industries. He is very mechanically minded and found chemistry his favorite academic subject during his undergraduate education. Mr. Mino’s undergraduate research focused on genetic engineering of crop plants. In graduate school, Mr. Mino’s thesis research focused on leveraging chemically-modified catalytic RNA and AAV gene therapy to treat diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of non-traumatic blindness in the US. Although a scientist, Mr. Mino was also a business-minded person, and added to his professional tool kit by obtaining an MBA and a JD. He further added to his knowledge base by obtaining a certificate from Harvard Law and several certificates in medical devices and pharmaceuticals from the Regulatory Affairs Professional Society.
In 2011, Attorney Robert P. Mino, PA, opened in Gainesville, Florida. Mr. Mino focused most of his time on growing a life sciences start-up he co-owned and served as its General Counsel, VP, Sales, and other roles. In 2012, the practice opened an office in Naples, Florida, where Robert P. Mino, PA, offered legal services to various entrepreneurs and small businesses. In 2014 the practice expanded to Jupiter, closing its Naples office in 2015, to focus on the growing life sciences industry in Palm Beach County.
After moving to Jupiter, in addition to practicing law, Mr. Mino joined Somahlution, an approximately 40 person Jupiter-area medical device company, to serve on the 5 person Executive Team and lead creation of a cGMP quality system (also awarded ISO 17025 accreditation). During this time, Mr. Mino developed a strong understanding of analytical chemistry cGMP requirements.
Once the quality system was built at Somahlution, Mr. Mino joined Sancilio Pharmaceuticals Company as a corporate and IP attorney. Sancilio, an over 200 person company with 4 drug targets, including a sickle cell drug, a robust CDMO portfolio, including FDA approval to manufacture multiple approved drug products, and an international dietary supplement line. Due to his ability to perform many commercial roles, he was promoted to the executive team reporting to the CEO and took on additional leadership roles, such as VP, Business Development and leading marketing, while concurrently managing the data room and participating in an IPO Test the Waters (presenting to dozens of investment firms nationally) under an active S-1.
At Sancilio, as a patent attorney Mr. Mino managed the intellectual property portfolio, working to issue several US patents during his tenure and many trademarks. He also performed all legal support functions for: HR, including EEOC, litigations, agreements; Sales/Marketing/Business Development: all commercial agreements, all master services agreements, statements of work, negotiations; Intellectual property: trade secrets, trademarks, patents; Clinical/Regulatory: label review, clinical trial contracts (CROs, site contracts, ACTA), FDA 483 responses, state regulatory responses, etc.; Litigation support: supports outside litigation counsel on HR and commercial litigation issues. Mr. Mino negotiated clinical trail agreements for the company’s clinical trials and led the diligence data room during the S-1 and subsequent acquisition diligence rounds; Sancilio’s assets sold to Micelle Biopharma, which retained Mr. Mino to manage the company’s IP and clinical trial legal work.
After Robert departed from Sancilio, he joined the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, where he led life sciences economic development on behalf of the County under a three (3) year project. In this role, he met hundreds of stakeholders working together to build the local industry. During his tenure, the number of life sciences jobs in the community grew substantially and he was recognized at a public hearing of the County Commission for his stellar performance and awarded the Heroes in Medicine award by the Palm Beach Medical Society. Mr. Mino also serves in 2020 as the University of Florida Innovate’s Entrepreneur in Residence for S. Florida and on the Board of Directors of HealthLynked (HLYK).
Today, Mr. Mino continues to support a number of clients, in areas including IP licensing, employment law, trademarks, contracts, and business law. Click HERE to learn more about attorney’s education.