Orrick IP Litigator Joins Sidley Austin In San Francisco

Law360, New York (January 28, 2010, 4:38 PM EST) -- Sidley Austin LLP has added former Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP intellectual property litigator M. Patricia Thayer to the firm's San Francisco office, on the heels of hiring a new partner in its fledgling Silicon Valley outpost.

Thayer's practice focuses on complex patent litigation and IP counseling for life sciences companies, including those manufacturing biopharmaceuticals, diagnostic and drug delivery systems, and medical devices, Sidley said Wednesday.

"Sidley has a very large and experienced platform for serving life sciences firms," Thayer said, citing its product liability, patent...
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