Mintz continues to expand its national intellectual property practice with the arrival of Marc Morley, who joins as a Member in the San Diego office.
Mr. Morley’s practice includes providing strategic patent and trademark counseling, managing and prosecuting complex IP portfolios, and advising clients in licensing, due diligence and opinion work. He has experience representing a diverse list of clients ranging from early stage to established technology focused companies, research institutions, and venture capital and investment companies. Throughout his career, Mr. Morley has had a strong emphasis on advising clients in the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology industries. Mr. Morley also regularly counsels clients in the chemical, clean technology, mechanical device, action sports, and software industries.
“Marc has the personal and technical skills and expertise to make him a great addition to our strong IP practice. His experience working with a broad range of clients in the pharma and med device industries perfectly complements our nationally recognized life sciences, technology and health care practices,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “We are delighted to welcome Marc to the firm.”
Mr. Morley, who previously was a partner with Foley & Lardner LLP, is the fourth IP Member to join the firm this year following the arrivals of Alex Trimble and Steve Akerley in San Francisco and Sean Grygiel in New York. Mintz now boasts more than 120 IP professionals.
Mr. Morley is active in the legal community having served as the President of the San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association, and as the chair of the IP section of the San Diego County Bar Association. Mr. Morley was an adjunct professor at the University of San Diego School of Law where he taught patent law, and also taught courses in patent prosecution and biotechnology patent law at the University of California – San Diego.