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Gordon, Familant Join Baker Botts as Part of Expanded Life Sciences IP Initiative
Date:1/12/2009

Partners' Careers Focus on Biotech, Pharmaceutical Patents

NEW YORK, Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennifer Gordon and Scott Familant, who have extensive experience in complex patent matters in the life sciences, joined Baker Botts L.L.P. January 5, 2009, as partners in the Intellectual Property Department. Gordon will head up the IP Department's Life Sciences section. Both lawyers will be based in the firm's New York City office.

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Throughout their careers, Gordon and Familant have procured, litigated and provided counsel on patents involving virtually all aspects of biotechnology, most notably litigating foundational patents in the areas of nucleic acid amplification and recombinant antibody production. Their pharmaceutical patent experience encompasses a broad spectrum, from the earliest therapeutic proteins and monoclonal antibodies to recent blockbuster drugs for lowering cholesterol and treating type II diabetes.

"Jennifer and Scott joining Baker Botts at this time demonstrates our commitment to recruiting highly-skilled individuals with extensive experience in areas where our clients are increasingly looking to us for counsel," said Baker Botts Managing Partner Walt Smith. "With a focus on life science matters, the addition of Jennifer and Scott to our talented team of IP lawyers increases our depth of knowledge and legal expertise in the intellectual property arena."

Commenting on the move to Baker Botts, Gordon said: "Baker Botts' strategic focus on the life sciences and its exceptional full service intellectual property practice were very attractive to Scott and me. W
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