Leading Intellectual Property Attorney Joins Cooley in New York

New York – August 2, 2011 – Cooley LLP Announced today that Matthew E. Langer, Ph.D. has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property practice group, resident in the New York office. He will focus on patent prosecution and counseling.

Dr. Langer is a patent law expert in pharmaceuticals, chemical synthesis, biotechnology and clean technology. He has extensive experience representing pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies, ranging from start-ups to public companies.

“Matt’s scientific background, coupled with his extensive experience counseling clients at all stages in their lifecycle, will prove an invaluable resource to our clients,” said Frank Pietrantonio, chair of Cooley’s Intellectual Property practice group. “We are excited to welcome Matt to Cooley as we continue to grow our Intellectual Property practice in New York.”

“Coming from a life sciences background, I am very much looking forward to joining Cooley, which has the premier life sciences legal practice in the country,” said Dr. Langer. “I am also very excited about the opportunity to help expand the New York-based IP capability.”

Most recently, Dr. Langer was partner at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Before beginning his legal career, he was a research scientist at Unilever Research and was a staff chemist at GE Corporate Research and Development. He is a joint inventor named on numerous U.S. patents assigned to Lever Brothers Company or GE.

Dr. Langer earned his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Tufts University and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Yale University. He was awarded his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in 1998.

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