Morrison & Foerster Unveils IP Venture Group

Law360, New York (November 19, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- General-practice firm Morrison & Foerster has launched a new group that will help evaluate the intellectual property of upstart life-sciences companies for venture capitalists.

The new group, dubbed the Venture Intellectual Property (VIP) group, was formed by life-sciences partner Tom Ciotti and Mika Mayer, an associate who has worked with Ciotti in expanding MoFo’s venture capital practice, the firm said.

The new group will focus on assessing and enhancing the strength of proprietary technology and offer advice on business risks in the investment’s licensing and partnering...
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