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EIP Adds Two Attorneys to San Diego Team


Monday, June 02, 2014

Intellectual Property Law firm EIP has expanded the team at its San Diego, California office with the addition of two experienced patent attorneys.

Partner Mallary de Merlier is a Registered U.S. Patent Attorney with almost 15 years’ experience in IP for the biotechnology and medical device industries. She joined EIP from a position as partner at the San Diego office of Knobbe Martens.

Mallary is the second partner brought into the San Diego office since its opening in May 2013.

Senior associate Ankur Garg joined EIP from global semiconductor company Qualcomm where he was associate patent counsel responsible for managing the company’s IP strategy and prosecuting patent applications. Ankur is a Registered U.S Patent Attorney who also spent four years working at Knobbe Martens.

San Diego-based partner Phillip Bennett, said: “Mallary, Ankur and I have all worked closely together in the past, and I am excited about having them as part of the team. As a biotech specialist, Mallary will broaden EIP’s offering for US clients. Together with our colleagues in Europe, Mallary will add an international capability to our biotech practice, EIP Life. Ankur has a wealth of technical expertise which will complement the skills of our existing attorneys.”

Mallary has represented clients in a variety of fields including immunology, molecular biology, pharmaceuticals, blood purification, nutraceuticals, diagnostics, and medical devices such as infusers, catheter assemblies and orthopedic braces.

Ankur’s areas of expertise cover a wide range of technology areas including wireless communications, web technologies, display devices and medical devices.



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