Managing Intellectual Property Selects Fox Rothschild as “IP Stars” for Second Consecutive Year

May 19, 2015 – Press Releases

For the second consecutive year, Managing Intellectual Property has recommended Fox Rothschild’s Intellectual Property group in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania and featured partners J. Mark Hand, Ph.D.; Gerard P. Norton, Ph.D.; William A. Rudy; James M. Singer; Marilou E. Watson; and Richard C. Woodbridge as “IP Stars.”

In New Jersey, Fox was recognized for its IP team of almost 20 partners in the firm’s Princeton, Roseland and Atlantic City offices. The issue noted Norton for his patent work in biotechnology, therapeutics and pharmaceuticals and for the high quality of his legal counsel in complex biotechnology matters. Woodbridge was highlighted for his work in high technology and general IP matters.

In Pennsylvania, Fox was recognized for its services in a variety of IP areas and for the collective knowledge of its IP partners in biotechnology, green technology, chemistry and medical devices. Hand was recognized for his due diligence work and counseling in pharma and biotech. The issue also noted Watson for her experience in patents and pharma. Singer, who serves as chair of Fox’s IP Department and is a notable IP litigator, was highlighted for his record of success in patent and trademark prosecution.

The “IP Stars” report highlights firms and individual attorneys for their strength and high quality of counsel in intellectual property legal matters.

Hand has more than 20 years of experience in intellectual property law, with an emphasis on biotechnology and pharmaceutical matters, including counseling clients on the validity and scope of intellectual property rights, complex due diligence reviews covering internal or licensing-in- development and commercialization opportunities, freedom to operate analysis and development of intellectual property portfolios.

Norton, current co-chair of the Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology Group and a member of the Steering Committee of Fox’s Life Sciences Practice Group, has extensive experience litigating complex matters pertaining to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and breach of contract matters.

Rudy handles complex intellectual property litigation. His background in chemical engineering gives him an in-depth understanding of his clients’ intellectual property assets. Rudy has extensive experience in patent litigation, licensing and prosecution in the areas of polymerase chain reactions (PCRs) that are used to amplify and detect the presence of targeted genes, Alzheimer’s disease genetics and therapeutics, fluorescent protein and its related genetics, phosphate/phosphite, agrochemistry and glucose test strip technology.

Singer provides thoughtful and strategic guidance to clients throughout the process of identifying, acquiring, licensing and protecting their intellectual property assets. Tapping his deep knowledge of patent, copyright and trade secrets laws, Singer assists clients in making sure that their innovations are sufficiently documented and protected. In addition, he is a mentor for the AlphaLab and AlphaLab Gear startup accelerators, which were recently ranked as the sixth best startup accelerators in the country.

Watson’s practice covers a broad range of intellectual property law and she has extensive experience in foreign and domestic patent prosecution, client counseling, infringement analysis, patent invalidity and freedom to operate studies and Hatch-Waxman issues related to ANDA filings, licensing, due diligence and divestiture matters in the chemical and pharmaceutical arts.

Woodbridge focuses his practice on mechanical and electrical inventions, with an emphasis on computers, computer software, technology transfer, licensing and the organization of high tech businesses. He has particular experience in patents, trademark and copyrights, corporate and business startups, licensing, litigation, negotiations, computer law and communications law.