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Judy Mohr

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McDermott Will & Emery LLP

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Intellectual Property: Trade Secrets/ Intellectual Property


Partner Judy Mohr, PhD, helps companies maximize product protection and intellectual property (IP) value by focusing on the business goals of the company and designing a patent portfolio to meet those objectives. Her practice encompasses US and non-US patent procurement, post-grant proceedings (including reexamination and inter partes review), IP due diligence on the investor side and the company side, negotiation of agreements, and development of IP strategies. She assists companies in the pharmaceutical, medical diagnostics, medical device, and gas and liquid separations industries.

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United States: Intellectual property

Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

Within: Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings)

The team at McDermott Will & Emery LLP is 'extremely knowledgeable of the science behind the patents and also has a strong understanding of the marketplace'. The arrival of Kristina Bieker in Boston bolstered the group's capabilities in the life sciences space -- one of the its key sectors. Recent highlights include advising Applied Therapeutics on its IP strategy, licensing and sponsored research, in addition to assisting the client with various corporate matters. The practice's other focus lies in the technology sector, where standout instructions include assisting gaming company Electronic Arts with patent application drafting and examination strategies. Also in the tech industry, the team assists Google with the management of portions of its patent portfolio related to its network infrastructure, including data centers and network access strategies and cloud computing offerings. Also recommended are Edward Gordon, Kristin Connarn, and Robert Underwood in Boston; Judy Mohr in Silicon Valley; Ahsan Shaikh, who is based in Chicago and Silicon Valley; and Michael Fogarty and Hosang Lee in Washington DC. Clients also include ZTE, Sandoz and Cornell University. Michael Dreznes, Mark Itri, Soyeon Pak Laub, John Magluyan, Andrew Mickelsen, Nathan Smith, Kenneth Cheney, Brent Hawkins, Hersh Mehta, Kevin Shortsle and Krista Vink Venegas left the firm for Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

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Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

McDermott Will & Emery LLP's IP team in Silicon Valley regularly acts in trade secret disputes and advisory matters, with Daniel Alberti,  Fabio Marino and Judy Mohr the key names. Washington DC-based Natalie Bennett  is also recommended. Former practice head Eric Hagen joined DLA Piper LLP (US).

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