David Gass Named Acquisition International’s “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year – Illinois”

December 1, 2014

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased to announce that David A. Gass was chosen by Acquisition International Magazine for the 2014 Legal Awards “Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year – Illinois.” Nominations for this award are made directly by clients, peers and fellow professionals, are presented solely based on merit, and recognize those most deserving for advice and services provided over the last 12 months.

David Gass is a registered patent attorney providing services to biotechnology companies, universities, and research institutions, helping to develop and implement IP strategies for commercializing life-improving biotechnology inventions. His practice focuses on acquisition and protection of intellectual property rights, especially patents. He counsels clients about protection of IP rights, maximizing patent term and patent life-cycle for products, and freedom-to-operate issues relative to the IP rights of others. His experience before the USPTO includes interference, reexamination and reissue proceedings, and patent term adjustment challenges. Mr. Gass also assists clients with international patent portfolio management and licensing, and advises counsel in foreign patent prosecution and opposition proceedings. He chaired panels at the 2010–2013 BIO International Conventions on "IP Issues Affecting Biomarker-Based Diagnostics."

The 2014 Acquisition International Intellectual Property Awards recognize the achievements of those involved in driving the intellectual property market. The client and peer-nominated awards recognise lawyers, agents, consultants, advisers and service providers operating in the world of intellectual property.

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