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Multi-Party and Cross-Border Patent Issues Affecting Biotech Businesses

Friday, April 19, 2013

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Partner Moderates Panel of Top Biopharmaceutical Companies During the 2013 BIO International Convention

Matthew C. Nielsen, Partner at Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, will moderate a panel at the 2013 BIO International Convention titled, “Multi-Party and Cross-Border Patent Issues Affecting Biotech Businesses,” as part of the convention’s Biotech Patenting and Tech Transfer educational track. The session will be held at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, in Building S404A at McCormick Place in Chicago.

Matthew Nielsen’s panel includes Bernd Allekotte, Partner at Grünecker; Paul Cantrell, Assistant General Patent Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company; and Michael Kirschner, Assistant General Counsel at Baxter International Inc. The panelists will discuss:

  • challenges and solutions for protecting and enforcing patents in the U.S. and overseas, including the types of biotechnology innovations for which multi-party and multi-jurisdiction enforcement issues are likely to arise and the state of the law concerning these issues
  • the potential impact of recent legal developments on the enforcement of biotechnology intellectual property rights and protection of innovations, and the impact of recent legislation (e.g., the America Invents Act).

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, has “one of the best biotechnology practices in the entire country,” according to Chambers USA, is ranked as one of the top intellectual property firms in the country by U.S. News & World Report, and was named a “Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies” by Corporate Counsel for intellectual property, patent prosecution and litigation, placing the Firm among “an exclusive group of firms that deliver exceptional work for the Fortune 500.”

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Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP will be on site at exhibit booth 4156, April 22 to 25, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago. More details on the Firm’s participation are available here.

About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is exclusively focused on intellectual property law. The Firm delivers perspective and guidance where science, technology, and law converge. Nearly half of the Firm’s professionals have been in-house as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers, scientists, engineers or consultants, and offer depth of talent and seasoned experience in devising and executing intellectual property strategy and comprehensive IP solutions. The Firm represents Fortune 250 corporations, multinational businesses, start-up organizations, and non-profits. Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is ranked as a top intellectual property law firm by Chambers USA, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, as well as Corporate Counsel, Managing IP, Fortune, Intellectual Property Today, and Intellectual Asset Management magazines. Learn more at

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