Volume 50, Issue 1
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Jonathan B. Roses Wolf Greenfield is pleased to announce that Jonathan B. Roses has joined the firm as Counsel.  Jonathan focuses his practice on patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, litigation, and counseling to domestic and foreign life science, university, and consumer product companies in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and materials science arts.  He has successfully represented clients in federal district and appellate court Hatch-Waxman litigation, as well as in post grant proceedings before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He has also provided regulatory advice to pharmaceutical and medical device companies in connection with applications for Patent Term Extension and Orange Book listings.  Prior to joining our firm, Jonathan was Counsel at WilmerHale. Jonathan is based in the firm’s Boston office.
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Bin Wang, Ph.D. Joins the Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Life Sciences Team. June 25, 2018, Concord and Boston, MA - Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that Bin Wang, Ph.D. has joined the firm as an Associate. Bin is a patent attorney specializing in the areas of biotechnology, life sciences, and pharmaceuticals. Bin also has experience with U.S. and foreign trademark prosecution. Alice Carroll, Principal, Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “Bin’s scientific depth and experience in patent law will complement our life science practice.  Her awards and academic honors reflect her depth of knowledge, hard work and talent.  We are pleased to introduce Bin to our life science clients and we welcome her to the firm.”
Bin has prepared and prosecuted patent applications for small molecule therapeutics, therapeutic polypeptides and antibodies, therapeutic applications of adult stem cells, nanoparticle drug delivery compositions, and cancer diagnostics. Some of Bin’s representative areas of technical focus include: treatment or prevention for neurodegenerative diseases, cancers, ischemic stroke, autoimmune diseases, inflammatory diseases, bone marrow failure, viral infections, preterm labor, mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy, uterine contractility disorder, systemic endotoxemia using adult stem cells, steroid hormones, small molecule therapeutics, kinase inhibitors, modulator of cytokine, anti-aging agent, fungal etiologic agents, splice variants, cell-free DNA, RNAi silencing molecules, antibodies, erythrocytes, and dual targeting anti-cancer strategy.
Bin’s has experience in diagnostics and prognostics for traumatic brain injury, adrenocortical carcinoma, neurodegenerative diseases, and liver diseases, using whole genome sequencing, bioinformatics, microRNA markers, and breath test. Additionally, Bin’s experience includes methods of detecting genomic rearrangements, detecting heteroresistant pathogens, and distinguishing somatic versus germline variants in impure tumors.
Prior to joining the firm, Bin served as a judicial extern as Law Clerk to The Eastern District of Texas, United States District Court Judge K. Nicole Mitchell. After completing her Ph.D., Bin was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, a Postdoctoral Fellow and an Assistant Professor of Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Bin has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Dean’s Postdoctoral Fellowship from Stanford University, the Dean's Academic Excellence Full Scholarship, Jim Barlow Memorial Award, Loy M. Simpkins Memorial Award, and Thomas M. Featherston, Jr. Estate Planning Award from Baylor Law School, and NIH Individual National Research Service Award.
Bin is the author of over twenty scientific articles and book contributions including: Development, Nature Immunology, Cell, Nature, Journal of General Physiology, Methods in Molecular Biology, American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, Molecular Psychiatry, Human Molecular Genetics, Invertebrate Neuroscience, Experimental Biology, Neuroscience, European Journal of Neuroscience, and Frontiers in Physiology. Bin wrote two book chapters, one for Encyclopedia of Basic Epilepsy Research and the other for Ion Channels, Methods, and Protocols.
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff provides extensive scientific and technical expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.
Rebecca L. Simmons, Ph.D. is Now an Associate at Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. BOSTON, MA, June 19, 2019 – Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is pleased to announce that Rebecca L. Simmons, Ph.D. has become an Associate at the firm. Becky has a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Boston College summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science in French, from Boston College, summa cum laude, a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Boston University School of Law, magna cum laude.
John DuPré, president and principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “Becky has been a strong contributor to our chemical and life sciences practices as a patent agent, and we are very pleased that she will continue to provide substantial support to the patent prosecution matters of our clients. She also has assisted extensively in patent litigation and in the preparation of freedom-to-operate, invalidity, and due diligence opinions.”

Becky’s clients range from single inventors to global pharmaceutical companies, and include start-ups, venture capital firms, and research universities. In the pharmaceutical field, Becky has particular experience with the preparation and prosecution of both U.S. and foreign patents involving small molecules, including enantiomers/diastereomers, polymorphs and prodrugs, antibiotics, cannabinoid receptor agonists, and anti-cancer drugs, and in counseling on pharmaceutical patent life cycles. She also has experience with process, formulation, and combination therapy patents in the chemical arts, and patents involving devices for use within the pharmaceutical and semiconductor industries.
As a graduate student at Harvard University, Becky developed a strategy for bioconjugation and used the approach to isolate the known protein targets of two natural products in pull down experiments. Prior to completing her Ph.D., Becky worked in the Research Division at Hitachi Global Storage Technology and in the Storage Technology Division at IBM. She also worked as an undergraduate research assistant at Boston College and Ecole Superieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles (ESPCI) in Paris, France. Becky has been the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Eli Lilly Organic Chemistry Fellowship, Robert B. Woodward Fellowship, Fulbright Foreign Scholarship, and Gabelli Presidential Scholarship.
Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law. The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling. The firm’s legal staff provides extensive scientific and technical expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.
James Coe Rejoins Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds as Counsel Concord and Boston, MA. Leading intellectual property law firm Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that James Coe has rejoined the firm as Counsel. For nearly 20 years, James has provided clients with IP counseling, including with respect to patent portfolio strategy and development and intellectual property litigation. Having spent much of that time in-house, James gained invaluable insight into how companies develop their products and business strategies and how the protection of intellectual property can fit within that framework. John DuPré, president and principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, stated, “We are very pleased that James has come back to our electrical, computer and mechanical team. His experience managing complex portfolios in the 3D printing, computer software, machine vision, machine learning, and power electronics fields will be very helpful to our clients. Having recently served as General Counsel for a 3D printing technology company, he understands the issues that clients face on a daily basis and the solutions that can be achieved.” Just prior to rejoining the firm, James was General Counsel of a venture-capital-backed startup in the field of additive manufacturing. James was responsible for the legal and intellectual property functions. He worked closely with senior management and the inventors and grew the patent portfolio from a few utility applications and a handful of provisional filings into a robust international portfolio. James also spent several years as Chief Patent Counsel for the Americas region of a multinational energy management company. He worked closely with research and product development teams to identify and evaluate inventions for potential patenting and manage patent prosecution. Between those in-house positions, James was counsel to this firm, advising clients based on his wealth of experiences. James advises clients on establishing corporate processes that link intellectual property portfolio development to business objectives. His advisory role includes assisting clients in conducting invention mining sessions, providing patent portfolio analysis of competitors, establishing corporate intellectual property policies, managing budgets for cost-effective intellectual property portfolio development, and performing intellectual property audits. His practice includes advising clients on trade secrets and brand management. In addition, he has advised clients on a broad range of commercial and intellectual property transactions, including negotiating and drafting patent, software, and technology license agreements, development agreements, commercial contracts, manufacturing and supply agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. James is a graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University and a B.A. with dual majors in Psychology and Mathematical Sciences from the Johns Hopkins University. www.hbsr.com
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Boston Patent Law Association Judges Dinner Honors The Honorable George A. O’Toole, Jr. and Draws Over 200 in the Patent Law Community.
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New Rules of Procedure at the EPO Boards of Appeal – what does this mean for patentees and opponents?
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Life Sciences IP Due Diligence Summit
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