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Nixon Peabody LLP Expands Intellectual Property Practice in Chicago

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Georgia C. Evans, Patent Attorney, Joins Chicago Office

Chicago, IL – Nixon Peabody LLP, a leading U.S. law firm, further establishes its presence in the Chicago market with the arrival of Georgia C. Evans. Ms. Evans, an associate in the firm’s Technology and Intellectual Property Practice Group, is relocating to Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office.

Ms. Evans is an experienced attorney who provides counsel on prosecution cases primarily in the fields of biotechnology and chemistry. She has prosecuted applications involving novel compositions, drug delivery systems, diagnostic assays, molecular techniques and processes, transgenic organisms, pharmaceutical and industrial compounds and compositions, glasses and glass ceramics. Additionally, Ms. Evans has extensive experience in patent interferences, licensing and other transactional matters, client counseling matters, and patent litigation.

"Georgia is well-versed in providing counsel to our clients involved with patent interferences, licensing and transactional issues, said Richard D. Rochford, leader of Nixon Peabody’s national Technology and Intellectual Property practice group. "Her knowledge and understanding of patent issues will be particularly beneficial to our clients in Chicago and nationwide."

Stephen Rudisill, managing partner of Nixon Peabody’s Chicago office, added, "Georgia is an important part of our strategy to grow our intellectual property practice in Chicago. We’re looking forward to getting her involved right away with a variety of new client work."

Ms. Evans is originally from Rochester, New York. She earned her J.D. cum laude from the University at Buffalo School of Law, where she was the Note and Comment Editor of the Buffalo Law Review, and received her B.A. in chemistry from Binghamton University. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

About Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property Practice Group

Nixon Peabody is one of the nation’s top intellectual property firms in the areas of litigation, patents, and trademarks. The attorneys in Nixon Peabody’s Intellectual Property practice offer comprehensive IP services, bringing sharp legal skills, deep knowledge of engineering, and excellent business judgment to issues concerning litigating patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, antitrust matters. Additionally the firm’s attorneys have extensive experience preparing and prosecuting patent applications, negotiating and drafting all agreements necessary to develop, license, obtain, transfer, and commercialize technology, and conducting intellectual property due diligence as well as representing clients in patent interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Nixon Peabody

Nixon Peabody LLP is one of the largest law firms in the United States. With 700 attorneys collaborating across 25 major practice areas in 17 office locations, including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Rochester, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, DC, the firm’s size, diversity, and advanced technological resources enable it to offer comprehensive legal services to individuals and organizations of all sizes in local, state, national, and international matters. Nixon Peabody has been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of its "100 Best Companies To Work For®" in 2007 for the second consecutive year. The firm has also been named to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s 2007 "Best Places To Work For GLBT Equality" list.

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