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Nationally Recognized Life Sciences Patent Litigation Team Joins Mintz

A leading life sciences patent litigation team has joined Mintz. The team is led by Siegmund (“Sige”) Gutman, who will serve as Member, Chair of Life Sciences Litigation, and Co-chair of Patent Litigation. Sige is joined by Member David Hanna and nearly a dozen attorneys based in Los Angeles, Boston, and New York.

“This is a very exciting time for Mintz, and adding Sige to our team elevates us to yet another level,” said Bob Bodian, Managing Member. “Sige adds to our highly regarded IP practice a best-in-class, immensely respected life sciences litigation practice. That practice complements perfectly our life sciences transactional and patent prosecution practices, as well as our high-tech IP litigation practice. We are delighted to welcome Sige and his team.”   

Sige is an accomplished patent litigator representing life sciences clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration panels. His practice focuses on developing and executing market exclusivity and freedom to operate (FTO) strategies, including patent office and FDA regulatory strategies for leading biologics, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device clients. His background combines a graduate degree in molecular and cell biology and biophysical chemistry with more than 20 years of industry experience, including serving as senior patent litigation counsel for Amgen. He is consistently recognized as one of the top IP lawyers in California and he has been recognized by Chambers, Benchmark Litigation, and The Legal 500.

“Sige is regarded as one of the top life sciences patent litigators in the country, said Michael T. Renaud, chair of the Intellectual Property Division at Mintz. “His group is one of the most complete life sciences litigation teams practicing in the US today. Their scientific credentials and winning litigation record have earned the trust of the world’s leading life sciences companies. They are a welcome addition to Mintz as we continue to grow our nationally recognized IP practice.”

“Life Sciences and IP are top priorities at Mintz, which makes it an ideal place for our team to thrive long term,” said Mr. Gutman. “We are excited to join Mintz’s world class IP practice and look forward to bringing further value to clients through the firm’s multi-disciplinary life sciences platform.” 

Member David Hanna focuses on biologic drug patent and Hatch-Waxman patent litigation. His biologics drug patent litigation experience includes litigating matters relating to Stelara®, Avastin®, and Herceptin®. He has also represented both patentees and generic filers in Hatch-Waxman litigation. 


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