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Hamilton Brook Smith & Reynolds Announces New Hires and a Promotion


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Concord, MA -- The intellectual property law firm of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds announced the following:

Hak J. Chang, Ph.D. has joined the firm as an Associate. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, medical devices, clean energy, and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Chang earned a B.S. in Molecular Cellular Biology from the University of Washington (’95), a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University (’01), and his J.D. from Suffolk University Law School (’07).

Kathryn M. Kizer has joined the firm as an Associate. Her practice focuses on patent law in the scientific areas of biotechnology, chemistry, and pharmaceuticals. Ms. Kizer earned a B.A. in Chemistry from The Johns Hopkins University (’97), a M.A. in Chemistry from the University of Virginia (’01), and her J.D., cum laude, from New England School of Law (’06).

Lindsay M. Hopkins has joined the firm as an Associate. Her practice is focused on patent law, licensing, and trademarks. She has particular experience with working with clients in the electronics and clean energy industries. Ms. Hopkins earned a B.S., cum laude, from Spelman College (’03), and her J.D. from Georgetown University (’06).

Alexander Akhiezer, Ph.D. has been promoted to an associate in the firm. Prior to becoming an associate with the firm, he served as a patent agent. Dr. Akhiezer practices in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, medical devices, optics, and pharmaceuticals. Dr. Akhiezer earned a Diploma in Theoretical Physics from Kharkov University (Ukraine) (’92), a B.A., summa cum laude, in Biochemistry from New York University (’96), a Ph.D. in Biological and Computational Chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (’02), and his J.D., cum laude, from Suffolk University Law school (’07).

Ion C. Abraham, Ph.D. has joined the firm as a Patent Agent. He assists the firm with patent and trademark matters. Dr. Abraham has particular experience in the areas of chemistry, clean energy, electronics, mechanical and computer technologies. Dr. Abraham earned a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley (’88), a Ph.D. in Chemistry with a minor in Physics from the University of Wisconsin, Madison (‘99), and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque (’07).

Ashley B. Tarokh, Ph.D. has joined the firm as a Technology Specialist. Dr. Tarokh assists the firm in patent preparation and prosecution in the areas of computer systems, electronics, medical devices, software and telecommunications. Dr. Tarokh earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, with a minor in Mathematics from Fairleigh Dickinson University (’00), a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University (’03), and her Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Northeastern University (’05).

About Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest firms devoted entirely to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, intellectual property litigation, trademarks, licensing, due diligence, opinions, IP counseling, and copyrights. The firm’s legal staff combines legal, scientific, and technical expertise to serve clients in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, clean energy, computer hardware and software, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, telecommunications, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering.



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