ATLANTA (October 10) – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Kilpatrick Stockto…

ATLANTA (October 10) – LAWFUEL – Law News Network – Kilpatrick Stockton announced today that Partner Dr. John McDonald will be a featured speaker at the Society for Neuroscience Seminar, “Careers for Neuroscientists,” which will be held Monday, October 16, from 9-noon, in the Georgia World Congress Center. The seminar will be devoted to a discussion of nonacademic careers and the spectrum of challenges and opportunities that accompany career paths outside academia.

The seminar will also address training and skills required for new and established researchers to create successful nonacademic careers, and the unique benefits and pressures of working outside the academic setting. Dr. McDonald’s presentation will address his transition from a Neuroscientist and Full Professor at Emory University Medical School to a career as an Intellectual Property attorney.

Dr. McDonald is a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group and concentrates on domestic and international intellectual property strategy for clients, due diligence projects and focuses on biotechnical, pharmaceutical and chemical patent prosecution. He co-chairs the firm’s Health and Life Sciences Group.

About the Society for Neuroscience

The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Recognizing the field’s tremendous potential, the Society was formed in 1969. It has grown from 500 members to more than 37,500 and is the world’s largest organization of scientists devoted to the study of the brain.

About Kilpatrick Stockton

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 480 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: Atlanta and Augusta, GA.; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, NC.; New York, NY; Washington, D.C.; London, England; and Stockholm, Sweden. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more, go to


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