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Pepper Hamilton Expands Intellectual Property Practice


Associates and Technical Specialists Join Boston Office


Nellie Spencer
Pepper Hamilton LLP
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Boston, MA – December 20, 2012 – Pepper Hamilton LLP announced four associates and two technical specialists recently joined the law firm’s Intellectual Property Department in the Boston office.

The new associates are Christopher M. Boundy, George S. Haight, IV, Caleb H. Hogan and Andrew W. Schultz.

Mr. Boundy has experience with Section 337 investigations before the International Trade Commission, as well as district court litigation. He has litigated matters involving a variety of industries and technologies, including virtual private networks, light panels and hardware code processing. Mr. Boundy also has counseled clients on issues relating to trade secret theft and contractual issues related to intellectual property. Mr. Boundy is a graduate of The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (LL.M. 2009) and Boston University School of Law (J.D. 2004). He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 2000.

Mr. Haight’s practice focuses on litigation of patent, trademark, copyright and other intellectual property matters in district courts throughout the United States and before the International Trade Commission in technology areas including telecommunications, semiconductor manufacturing, digital media, computer and electronic hardware, and athletic equipment. Before joining Pepper, Mr. Haight was an associate with K&L Gates LLP in Boston. Mr. Haight is a 2004 graduate of the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center). He earned a bachelor of engineering degree from Vanderbilt University in 1999 with a double major in electrical engineering and mathematics.

Mr. Hogan’s involvement in intellectual property litigation matters covers all aspects of the case from investigation, diligence and filing, through discovery, depositions, motion practice and trial. He graduated, cum laude, from the University of New Hampshire School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) in 2012. He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from the University of Cincinnati in 2006.

Mr. Schultz works with well-established and nascent companies, universities and independent inventors to identify and protect their intellectual property. His practice spans all aspects of patent law, including the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international utility and design patent applications, as well as the preparation of patentability and clearance opinions. Mr. Schultz has successfully represented clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences as well as the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Mr. Schultz is a 2008 graduate of The George Washington University Law School. He earned an M.E. in biomedical engineering from the University of Florida in 2004 and a B.S. in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2003.

Todd A. Feinsmith, partner in charge of Pepper Hamilton’s Boston office, said, “We are pleased to add such experienced attorneys to our roster and active intellectual property practice. Our continued expansion shows we are committed to grow in the Boston market and the life sciences arena in particular. We continue to provide top notch service to our clients.”

Anthony E. Faillaci and Dr. Kelly J. Morgan have joined the firm as technical specialists.

Mr. Faillaci focuses on litigation and due diligence matters in the areas of semiconductors, electronics, telecommunications, networks and software technologies. He performs and assists with infringement, as well as the non-infringement and validity opinions while providing technical and scientific advice to legal practitioners. Before joining Pepper, Mr. Faillaci was an engineer with IBM for six years where he worked on hardware design, processor and system level characterization, shipped product quality level efforts, global system integration and system bring-up. He earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in 2008. He currently is attending Suffolk University Law School.

Dr. Morgan focuses on prosecution of patent applications in diverse fields of technology, such as tissue engineering, stem cells, genetic markers, microbiological compositions, regenerative medicine, small molecules, pharmaceuticals and immunological therapeutics. Her patent prosecution experience includes drafting and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications for sole inventors, small, medium and Fortune 500 companies, as well as universities, and drafting and prosecuting complex patent applications in the fields of regenerative medicine, small molecule pharmaceuticals, personalized medicine, genetic engineering, wound healing and microbial compositions. Dr. Morgan has several years of experience as a researcher in cancer genetics and stem cell biology from her work as a post-doctoral research fellow at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She received her B.S. in biology in 1995 and Ph.D. in immunology, microbiology and cancer biology with a concentration in molecular pathobiology in 2003 from the University of Minnesota. Currently attending Suffolk University Law School, Dr. Morgan expects to graduate in the spring of 2014.

William D. Belanger, co-chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department said, “The addition of experienced technical specialists is integral to our already thriving and successful IP practice and Anthony and Kelly are welcome additions to the team.”

About Pepper Hamilton

Pepper Hamilton LLP is a multi-practice law firm with more than 500 lawyers nationally. The firm provides corporate, litigation and regulatory legal services to leading businesses, governmental entities, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the nation and the world. The firm was founded in 1890.