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Morrison & Foerster Recognized as a Leading Life Sciences Firm by LMG Life Sciences

07 Oct 2021

Morrison & Foerster was awarded Patent Impact Case of the Year at the LMG Life Sciences Awards 2021, for its successful representation of patent owner C. R. Bard in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Deanne Maynard and the firm’s appellate team won reversal of a district court judgment of noninfringement, no willfulness, and invalidity, reviving the client’s infringement case on three patents.

Morrison & Foerster was also a finalist for Patent Strategy Firm of the Year and several MoFo attorneys were finalists for numerous individual awards, reflecting the firm’s deep commitment to offering market-leading life sciences expertise. 

MoFo lawyers were finalists in the following categories:

  • Appellate Litigator of the Year – Intellectual Property: Deanne Maynard
  • General Patent Litigator of the Year – California: Michael A. Jacobs
  • Patent Strategy Attorney of the Year – California: Michael R. Ward

Morrison & Foerster is also pleased to announce that it has received a number of top-tier rankings in the 2021 edition of LMG Life Sciences, including three practice area rankings and seven individual recognitions. LMG Life Sciences ranks firms and individuals based on case evidence and client and peer feedback.

MoFo was listed as Highly Recommended in the Patent Strategy & Management category, as well as appearing as a Recommended firm in the Patent Prosecution category.

Catherine M. Polizzi was again listed in the Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management Hall of Fame. The following MoFo lawyers were recognized as Life Sciences Stars:

Bethany Hills – FDA: Medical Device

Michael A. Jacobs – General Patent Litigation

Deanne Maynard – General Patent Litigation

James J. Mullen – General Patent Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management

Michael R. Ward – Patent Prosecution, Patent Strategy & Management

Janet Xiao – Patent Prosecution

To view the complete list of Morrison & Foerster’s rankings in the 2021 edition of LMG Life Sciences, please visit the publication’s website.

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