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Nathan P. Letts, Life Sciences Patent Attorney, Joins the Durham Office of The Eclipse Group LLP

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Durham, NC -- The Eclipse Group LLP proudly announces that experienced life sciences patent attorney, Nathan P. Letts, Ph.D., has joined their Durham office as Senior Counsel. Dr. Letts has over fifteen years of patent experience with a focus in medicinal chemistry, biotechnology, and diagnostics.

Nathan builds out our life sciences intellectual property practice at The Eclipse Group,” said managing partner (Jennifer Hamilton/Frank Rubio-Campos). “It’s great to have a Ph.D. chemist with major law firm and in-house experience as part of our team.”

Prior to joining The Eclipse Group, Dr. Letts was in-house counsel at diaDexus, Inc., a biotechnology company in South San Francisco, where he held several positions of increasing responsibility including Vice President, Intellectual Property and Licensing. Before diaDexus, he was an associate attorney in the biotechnology/pharmaceuticals group at Pennie & Edmonds LLP (now Jones Day) in New York City. Dr. Letts began his legal career as a scientific advisor at Cooper & Dunham LLP (New York City).

A graduate of Fordham University School of Law (J.D.), Columbia University (Ph.D., Organic Chemistry) and Hamilton College (B.A., Chemistry), Dr. Letts was an NSF/NIH pre-doctoral fellow and studied under Professor Ronald Breslow at Columbia. Dr. Letts is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and New Jersey, New York and North Carolina bars.

The Eclipse Group, LLP

The Eclipse Group is a Martindale-Hubbell® AV rated national intellectual property law firm with offices strategically located in several key industry and innovation hubs within the United States, including Los Angeles, San Diego, CA; Chicago, IL; and Durham, NC. Since its inception in 2002, The Eclipse Group has sought to achieve its clients' goals effectively and efficiently by offering personalized services and creative solutions tailored to meet each client's particular business needs. Our services extend to the planning, litigation, prosecution, enforcement and maintenance of patents, trade secrets, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights and entertainment rights, as well as technology transactional services, corporate and securities law, and antitrust matters. Our experience encompasses a wide array of cutting-edge technologies and industries including Internet, new media and entertainment industry representation, with a very broad client base ranging from individuals and early-stage companies to universities and Fortune 500 corporations. Visit for more information.

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