Marshall, Gerstein & Borun and Seven Partners Recognized in the 2013 IAM Patent 1000

June 3, 2013

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun is highly recommended for licensing and recommended for litigation and prosecution in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s 2013 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Practitioners, which identifies top patent firms and practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe. Additionally, seven of the Firm’s partners were recognized individually in the guide.

The guide describes the Firm’s licensing practice as "one of the best in the business, and in the last year has driven a range of life sciences deals, notably including several large M&A transactions. Innovative, efficient and nimble in negotiations, its pitch is a persuasive one."

Pamela L. Cox, Partner and Chair of IP Transactions is highly recommended for licensing.

"Licensing guru Pamela L. Cox is immensely valued by clients as an integral contributor to their strategic planning efforts. ‘She combines many of the attributes we most need; she is resourceful, knowledgeable, creative and energetic, and working with her is a genuine pleasure. She also makes herself available at any time required.’"

Robert M. Gerstein, Partner, is recommended for licensing.

"Commercially savvy operator Robert M Gerstein is…lauded for his transactional know-how."

According to IAM, the Firm’s litigation department "runs smoothly and effectively; lean staffing by technically trained litigators and a commitment to swift resolution chime with clients seeking to avoid the last resort."

Kevin D. Hogg, Partner, is recommended for litigation:

"IP litigation chair Kevin D. Hogg has proved his capabilities at trial and instills confidence that if cases escalate to that stage, he has the skills to deliver great results."

IAM says, "When it comes to prosecution, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun does a fantastic job assisting clients strategically, and its work is always timely and first rate… In terms of technical nous, the firm’s capacity extends far outside the life sciences…"

Patrick D. Ertel, Partner, is recommended for prosecution:

"…one of the group’s most senior and esteemed experts is Patrick D. Ertel, a leading IP strategist working in the aerospace, clean technology, medical and mechanical device and consumer products sectors. He is a superbly effective portfolio developer, with over 35 years of service under his belt."

Partners Katherine L. Neville, Ph.D. and Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D. are recommended for prosecution:

"Clients seeking protection in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries also rely on [Dr. Rin-Laures] and [Dr. Neville], who receive the strongest commendations from sources: “They partner well with business personnel, as well as with the inventors and patent offices of licensor institutions, which requires not just legal and technical expertise but also diplomatic skills. Their track record speaks for itself.’"

Jeffrey S. Sharp, Partner, is recommended for prosecution:

"Managing partner Jeffrey S. Sharp is a chemistry and biotechnology specialist with extensive prosecution experience and expertise in inter partes patent matters."

The IAM Patent 1000 lists top litigators, licensing advisors patent prosecutors based on nearly 1,000 interviews with patent specialists across the world. For more information on the IAM Patent 1000, visit the IAM Patent 1000web page.