Clark+Elbing LLP

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“Clark+Elbing performs at the highest level; it gets to grips with the most scientifically challenging topics easily, displays exceptional commitment to its patrons and takes a business-focused approach to problem solving. Its responsiveness is remarkable, too: its lawyers answer calls and emails even during nights and weekends; they respect all deadlines and ensure they are met; and their customer service is reliably excellent.” The life sciences, chemistry, medical devices and diagnostics-focused boutique is home to Cooper McDonald and Todd Armstrong. “Cooper has deep domain expertise in pharmaceutical patents and understands IP law in its business context.” “Todd does outstanding quality and cost-sensitive prosecution and expertly handles large and small molecule matters.” They are not the only ones to garner commendations from the market: “Michael Belliveau is a superb senior partner who remains immersed in the work. He really understands his clients, showcases impressive scientific knowledge, addresses any questions thoroughly and presents with confidence.” “Jeffrey Ellison is dedicated, strategic, commercially minded and very creative. He is a great patent lawyer with a wonderful sense of humour.” The firm’s 31 professionals – including partners, of counsel, patent attorneys, associates, patent agents and technology specialists – all take inspiration from Karen Elbing, who founded the outfit in 1996. She continues to stand out as one of the life sciences’ most eminent IP minds and is a gifted worldwide strategist. James DeCamp also plays a key leadership role and is a founding member of the group. He works with multiple start-ups in the human health and agriculture field.

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