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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

601 LEXINGTON AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10022, USA
Tel:
Work +1 212 446 4800
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Fax +1 212 446 4900
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www.kirkland.com

Patricia Carson

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Work +1 212-446-6443
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Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Pat Carson is a partner in Kirkland's New York Office. She has established a reputation as a top litigator in the life sciences field. While she focuses her practice on patent litigation including jury and bench trials, Pat also has extensive experience counseling clients on patenting strategy, patenting evaluation and IP due diligence relating to transactions, including licensing, joint ventures and acquisitions. She has represented clients in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical, medical device, consumer health care, consumer electronics and semiconductor fields. Pat has a scientific background and experience as a patent examiner. She holds a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Temple University School of Medicine. She devoted several years to postdoctoral studies at the Medical College of Virginia and the National Institutes of Health. She also spent several years in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner in the biotechnology group.

Education

Fordham University School of Law, J.D.; Temple University School of Medicine, Ph.D., NIH Fellow; Rutgers University, B.S.


United States: Industry focus

Healthcare: life sciences

Within: Healthcare: life sciences

Kirkland & Ellis LLP's biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences practice is co-led by Chicago-based James Hurst, who acted for AbbVie in a product liability case concerning the client’s alleged fraudulent misrepresentation of the risks of its blockbuster testosterone replacement drug AndroGel. Co-head Jay Lefkowitz in the New York office assisted Akorn in litigation brought by Fera alleging a number of breaches of the parties’ contract between the client and the plaintiff. Co-heads Patricia Carson and Leora Ben-Ami, who are based in New York and specialize in IP disputes, defended Merus in patent infringement litigation filed by Regeneron and concerning genetically engineered animals used in the production of human biopharmaceutical therapeutics. Chicago-based litigator Diana Watral is ‘brilliant, creative and tenacious’.

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