Attorney Strengthens Firm’s National Focus on Life Sciences & High-Tech Industries
BOSTON – LAWFUEL – Law News, Law Jobs – Foley & Lardner LLP announced today that Mark G. Lappin has joined its Boston office as a partner in the Intellectual Property (IP) Department, Electronics Practice and Life Sciences Industry Team.
The addition of Lappin is the next step in Foley’s strategic plan to further develop and expand its national and international intellectual property practice in key niche areas such as the life sciences and high-technology industries.
Lappin has more than 30 years of experience in the prosecution of U.S. and international patents, trademark and copyright registrations and related counseling and litigation. He has worked with established and emerging organizations, medical device companies, entrepreneurial ventures and educational institutions across the U.S. as well as in the U.K., Germany, France, Israel, Canada, Brazil and Australia.
“Mark’s range of experience in intellectual property law and his geographically-diverse client base will further support our strategic plan to enhance our intellectual property practice internationally, nationally and in Boston,” said Sharon R. Barner, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. “His experience will broaden the firm’s capabilities in the life sciences industry, which is a key growth area for the firm.”
This announcement follows the addition of five attorneys with backgrounds in the life sciences and high-technology industries to the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice in the firm’s Chicago office.
Lappin’s experience encompasses a wide variety of technical fields, including electronic instrumentation, robotics, computer architecture and software, database software, integrated circuit design, micropayment systems, image processing, cryptography, ultrasonic cleaning, nanotechnology, medical devices, biologics including xenografts, nutritional supplements, counter-terrorism, optics, motorcycle apparel and photonics. He also will be a member of the firm’s Mechanical & Electromechanical and Biotechnology Practices.
Lappin joins Foley after focusing on intellectual property counseling and litigation, patent prosecution, copyright registration, and trademarks and unfair competition at McDermott Will & Emery and Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Foley & Lardner LLP provides the full range of corporate legal counsel. Our attorneys understand today’s most complex business issues, including corporate governance, securities enforcement, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property counseling and litigation, outsourcing and information technology, labor and employment, and tax. The firm offers total solutions in the automotive, emerging technologies, energy, entertainment and media, financial services, food, golf and resort services, insurance, health care, life sciences, nanotechnology, and sports industries. The firm’s Web site can be found at www.foley.com.