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Mintz Deepens California IP Capabilities with Addition of Top Patent Attorney

Alex Trimble Ph.D. Joins as a Member in San Francisco

San Francisco, CA – Mintz, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. continues to expand its bicoastal Intellectual Property practice with the addition of veteran patent attorney Alex Trimble, Ph.D. who will serve as a Member in the San Francisco office. The addition of Mr. Trimble to the San Francisco office closely follows the recent additions of Member Stephen J. Akerley as well as Of Counsel Phil Ducker and associate Adrian Kwan.

Mr. Trimble joins Mintz from Kilpatrick Townsend in San Francisco.

“Alex adds to our deep and growing roster of talent in our IP group, enhancing our ability to provide the highest caliber of IP services to our clients nationally,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member of Mintz. “Alex’s impressive background also is a great complement to our nationally recognized life sciences and technology practices, and he joins us at a particularly exciting time as we finish our second consecutive year of record growth.”

As a registered patent attorney, Mr. Trimble advises public and private pharmaceutical companies, venture capital firms and large public companies in patent prosecution and portfolio management.  He regularly evaluates issues related to patentability and freedom-to-operate, including performing prior art, landscape and freedom-to-operate searches, and the preparation of patentability, validity and freedom-to-operate opinions for portfolio analyses and investment due diligence.

Mr. Trimble brings a focus in chemistry which includes pharmaceuticals, chemicals (organic, inorganic and organometallic), materials and polymers. He also has experience with biotechnology (assays, PCR), polymeric drug delivery methods, fuel cell materials and nanotechnology.

“Alex has a tremendous reputation with some of the leading pharma companies and investment firms in Northern California for providing strategic legal and business advice with respect to their patent portfolios,” added Paul Churchill, Managing Member of the San Francisco office. “He’s going to be a terrific addition to the firm and the San Francisco office.”

Mr. Trimble is an active member of the American Chemical Society, the California Bar Association and the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association.