Venable Pulls Patent Judge On Board

Law360, New York (May 10, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Venable LLP has snapped up a former research scientist and patent examiner as a new partner to solidify its patent prosecution group.

Dr. Joan Ellis will join the firm’s Washington office from the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), where she served as an administrative patent judge focusing on biotechnology patent disputes since 1995.

“I started in research where New York University was patenting genes I was cloning. I have seen patent law from the perspective of an inventor. I moved to the public sector,...
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