Three Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Biotechnology Partners Selected Among Top 250 Women in IP

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#BIO2016–Intellectual Property law firm Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is pleased
to announce that partners Li-Hsien (Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D., Pamela L.
Cox, and Heather R. Kissling have been selected to the 2016 edition of Managing
Intellectual Property
’s IP Stars list of the Top 250 Women in IP,
which the publication describes as the definitive guide to the world’s
leading female IP practitioners. The honorees are chosen based on an
extensive four-month research process comprised of surveys and
interviews. All three were also recognized in the 2nd edition of the
list in 2014.

(Lily) Rin-Laures, M.D.
, has more than two decades of experience
building and assessing patent portfolios in the biopharma industry, as
well as in negotiating licenses and strategic alliances. She brings to
her practice an insider’s perspective gained as former General Counsel
of a publicly-held biotechnology company, and insight acquired from
managing patent portfolios for eight different approved drugs and
numerous other clinical trial candidates.

Dr. Rin-Laures was recognized as one of the 2015 National Law
(NLJ) “Outstanding Women Lawyers.” In 2014, she was
inducted into the LMG Life Sciences Hall of Fame along with
winning Patent Prosecution Pharmaceutical Attorney of the Year. In
recognition of her outstanding patent work in life sciences, Dr.
Rin-Laures has been featured as a Life Sciences Star in LMG Life
, 2012-2015.

L. Cox
, chair of the Firm’s IP Transactions practice, concentrates
on counseling related to intellectual property transactions, protection
and transfer for clients ranging from multinational corporations to
non-profit institutions. As a patent attorney who has managed
intellectual property portfolios in-house, Ms. Cox understands her
clients’ intellectual property and agreement needs, and remains
passionately engaged until achieving their strategic objectives. Clients
find her talented at unraveling complex deal structures and devising
creative agreement solutions as a seamless member of their team.

Ms. Cox is “highly recommended” for licensing and is honored as one of
“The World’s Leading IP Patent and Technology Licensing Lawyers” by Intellectual
Asset Management
. She is recognized as a “Life Sciences Star” by LMG
Life Sciences
and a Woman Worth Watching in Profiles in Diversity
. Ms. Cox is also recognized as an “IP Star” in the World
IP Handbook and Survey

R. Kissling
, chair of the Firm’s Biotechnology practice, draws from
more than a decade of experience securing biotechnology patents to
develop worldwide filing and prosecution strategies that further her
clients’ business objectives. Using her advanced training in
biotechnology, she actively collaborates with bench scientists, business
development personnel, and in-house counsel to maximize protection of
biotechnology innovations in a broad range of technologies. Her
background in interference and opposition proceedings also benefits
clients seeking advice with respect to competitor patent positions and
third party challenges in the patent office.

Ms. Kissling was named the exclusive winner in the International Law
Office (ILO) Client Choice Awards 2016 “Intellectual Property – Patents”
category for Illinois. She also was named an “IP Star” in Managing IP’s
2015 World IP Handbook and Survey. Ms. Kissling was selected for
inclusion in the 2013-2016 Illinois Rising Stars® lists,
featuring outstanding young attorneys in the state.

About Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP

Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP is exclusively focused on intellectual
property law. Nearly half of the Firm’s professionals have been in-house
as general counsel, patent counsel, technology transfer managers,
scientists, engineers, or consultants. The Firm’s professionals offer
depth of talent and seasoned experience in devising and executing
intellectual property strategy and comprehensive IP solutions. Chambers
& Partners
has ranked Marshall, Gerstein & Borun as “first-rate
for litigation,” and “one of the best biotechnology practices in the
entire country.” Corporate Counsel magazine lists the Firm as a
“Go-To Law Firm of the Top 500 Companies” for intellectual property and
litigation. The Firm is also ranked as a top intellectual property law
firm by Managing IP, Fortune, Intellectual Property Today,
and Intellectual Asset Management magazines. Learn more at


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