Offit Kurman Adds Four Intellectual Property Litigation Attorneys, Growing the Firms IP Practice
For Immediate Release
Philadelphia, PA | July 25, 2019
Offit Kurman today announced that four highly accomplished attorneys are joining the Intellectual Property Practice Group, adding to the firm’s growing platform. Lynn Terrebonne, Michael H. Hogan, and Pei-Ru Wey will practice out of the firm’s Philadelphia office, while R Touhey Myer will join Offit Kurman’s office in Wilmington, Delaware.
The new attorneys amplify Offit Kurman’s already distinguished IP Practice Group with powerful capabilities in patents and all aspects of intellectual property litigation. The team brings significant experience representing domestic and international pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation, with a focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation. Additionally, the team expands Offit Kurman’s deep bench of technical backgrounds to include a mechanical engineer, a Doctor of Pharmacology, a Doctor of Pharmacy, and an experienced medicinal chemist.
Dr. Terrebonne, Mr. Hogan, Mr. Myer, and Dr. Wey are the latest of several IP attorneys to join Offit Kurman in the past 18 months. In 2018, the firm welcomed Gregory Grissett, who now serves as Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, as well as Scott Lloyd. Earlier this year, Laura J. Winston joined the firm in New York City and Joseph Mathew in Plymouth Meeting.
“Together with the existing group, the new attorneys position Offit Kurman as a formidable force for IP legal matters from trademark counseling and prosecution to patent drafting, prosecution, and litigation of all such matters”, said Mr. Grissett.
“We are very excited to have Lynn Terrebonne and her accomplished colleagues join the IP practice group at Offit Kurman,” he said. “Their experience, particularly working with pharmaceutical companies on complex patent matters, enhances the firm’s specialized skills in this practice area. I look forward to helping our new colleagues flourish under the Offit Kurman platform.”
“Lynn, Michael, Pei-Ru, and Touhey are welcome additions to our firm,” said Offit Kurman Managing Principal Tim Lynch. “Patent litigation is a crucial component of our platform for the representation of privately-held businesses and their owners. Virtually all businesses have Intellectual Property needs and with the addition of this group of experienced attorneys we are better able to help protect our clients’ rights, and every business owner can benefit from having an accomplished IP legal partner on their side.”
IP isn’t the only area in which Offit Kurman has been expanding. Just earlier this month the firm absorbed 27 attorneys from Charlotte, North Carolina-based Horack, Talley, Pharr & Lowndes, expanding its reach to the Southeastern U.S.
“We manage to a strategic plan that calls for growth within our footprint,” Lynch said. “As long as it is responsible growth, we are looking to add good people,” he said.
More information about each of the new IP litigation attorneys joining Offit Kurman can be found below:
Lynn M. Terrebonne, Ph.D. focuses her practice on complex patent litigation. She is an experienced first-chair trial attorney and has led Hatch-Waxman teams in numerous cases many of which settled on favorable terms before trial. She also represents clients in litigations involving design patents, trademark and copyright infringement and the theft of trade secrets. Dr. Terrebonne has a unique combination of experience in both intellectual property and science. She spent eleven years carrying out interdisciplinary research at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) covering the fields of platelet physiology, protein chemistry, immunochemistry, and enzymology. Additionally, while at UAB Dr. Terrebonne participated in the working group that discovered the gene responsible for Cystic Fibrosis.
Michael Hogan practices intellectual property law, particularly patent infringement litigation, as well as patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret counseling. Mr. Hogan specializes in life science litigation and has extensive experience with patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He has also litigated patent cases involving a range of other technologies including design patents, medical devices, consumer electronics, and biotechnology. Before becoming an attorney, he was a medicinal chemist performing synthetic organic chemistry and drug discovery in the pharmaceutical industry. Mr. Hogan has represented clients in complex intellectual property cases, arbitrations, and mediations, and has a track record of obtaining business-focused results for clients.
R Touhey Myer focuses his practice on litigating complex patent matters before the United States District Court for the District of Delaware. Additionally, Mr. Myer practices before the USPTO, prosecuting patent and trademark matters. He has particular experience evaluating the market value of patent portfolios to determine the viability of litigation campaigns for his clients. Before joining Offit Kurman, Mr. Myer served as an Assistant Solicitor for Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and Managing Partner of the Delaware Office for a boutique patent firm based in Philadelphia. An active member of the local intellectual property community, Mr. Myer serves as the President-Elect for the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association (PIPLA).
Dr. Pei-Ru Wey’s primary practice is patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. She works closely with inventor-scientists in preparation and prosecution of patent applications to realize the full potential of the inventions. Dr. Wey is also an experienced IP litigator. She has worked on several different IP litigation matters with a focus on Hatch-Waxman litigation. As a pharmacist-attorney, Dr. Wey combines her scientific knowledge and patient counseling experience to break down complex technology and IP legal concepts to target audiences.
For more information about Offit Kurman’s legal services and the new IP attorneys joining the firm Philadelphia and Wilmington, visit offitkurman.com.
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