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Atlanta Lawyers Launch New Intellectual Property Law Firm

Friday, April 23, 2010

Atlanta, GA -- Attorneys from top Atlanta law firms announced this week the formation of a new law firm, focused exclusively on intellectual property law. McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman, LLC launched in Atlanta on Monday, April 19, 2010. The new firm will provide patent prosecution, IP transaction and trademark services along with intellectual property strategy and management services. The firm will focus heavily on the life sciences sector, drawing on the Principals' strong legal and technical backgrounds in biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceuticals and medical devices.

The four founding principals include Tina McKeon, Ph.D. and Andrew "Drew" Meunier from the Atlanta office of Fish & Richardson, an international IP law firm. Christopher Curfman, Ph.D. joins from Ballard Spahr's Atlanta office and Gregory Carlin joins McKeon Meunier from his role as Intellectual Property Counsel with Edwards Lifesciences, a medical device maker in Southern California. Carlin was previously affiliated with Alston & Bird, an Atlanta-based law firm.

Also joining from Fish & Richardson are Miles Hall, D.V.M., who will be an Associate Attorney; Andrew Baraniak, Ph.D. and Kimberlynn Becnel Davis, Ph.D. join as Patent Agents.

"I am pleased to be stepping into a small firm with such an elite team. We have had a great response so far from clients who seem eager for an alternative to big-firm IP law but who still want and need quality legal work," said Dr. Tina McKeon. "Our new firm gives us the flexibility to be very client-centric. I think our timing, focus, and flexibility offer a welcome change," added Drew Meunier.

McKeon Meunier has leased 8,000 square feet of Class A office space in the Historic Biltmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta, located at 817 W. Peachtree Street. The firm has also launched a website with more information about the firm and its professional staff at

About McKeon Meunier

McKeon Meunier works with small and large corporations, emerging growth companies, non-profits, universities, research institutions, and their capital and advisory partners, to secure intellectual property rights. We serve clients with the highest level of IP capability available at any firm, but with the flexibility and value offered by a small firm structure.

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