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Introduction to patent strategies for medical device inventions

      Siegmund Gutman is the Chair of the Life Sciences Patent practice and a partner at the global law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP. Siegmund's practice focuses on developing and executing business-oriented patent strategies for medical device, biotechnology, and biopharmaceutical clients, including early-stage and mature companies, as well as academic and other research organizations. His background combines a graduate degree in biophysical chemistry and molecular and cell biology with more than 25 years of experience in the life sciences industry, including serving as senior counsel at Amgen.
      Joe Capraro is a partner and the Boston Office Head at the law firm of Proskauer Rose LLP. Joe has more than 25 years of experience advising start-ups and established companies on intellectual property issues. Joe has amassed broad intellectual property and transactional experience over the years and provides clients with practical, business-oriented advice.
      Tom Chen is a senior associate in the Los Angeles office of Proskauer Rose LLP, where his practice focuses on patent litigation and counseling in the life sciences sector. Tom holds an A.B. in chemistry and pharmacology from Duke University, and an M.S. in biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Proskauer, Tom previously served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Alvin A. Schall of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the Honorable Leonard P. Stark of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
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