Brendan Gavin, Attorney
White & Case
Brendan is an associate in the Intellectual Property Group at White & Case and has more than 10 years of experience working in the field of patent law. His practice focuses on a variety of intellectual property issues, including worldwide patent portfolio development, patent prosecution, due diligence, and litigation support. Brendan has extensive experience providing freedom-to-operate, invalidity and patentability opinions, and he also assists the patent litigation group in contested proceedings, such as inter partes review and post grant review proceedings. Brendan regularly works with clients and inventors from large corporations, start-up companies and universities to develop ideal intellectual property protection strategies of technologies such as enzyme replacement therapies, modified polypeptides, fusion proteins, small molecules, nucleic acid therapeutics (including CRISPR and RNAi), antibody development, methods of treatment, diagnostic methods, drug formulations, and dosage regimens.
Leslie Kushner, Litigation Counsel
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz LLP
Leslie Kushner is Counsel in the Litigation Group at Pearl Cohen’s New York office. She is an experienced intellectual property attorney, with extensive background in life sciences, biotechnology, and biochemistry. Dr. Kushner utilizes her decades of experience as a biomedical research scientist to represent clients in complex patent (including Hatch-Waxman), trade secret, and contract litigation across various industries, focusing her practice on chemical, biotechnological, pharmaceutical, diagnostic and medical device matters. She also counsels clients on patent validity and freedom-to-operate, performs intellectual property due diligence investigations, and negotiates and drafts licensing, joint venture, and consulting agreements.
Dr. Kushner’s experience includes patent infringement litigation pertaining to pharmaceutical and biotechnological inventions, trade secret litigation pertaining to drug formulations and educational services, copyright litigation pertaining to the entertainment industry, and contract litigation pertaining to biotechnological methods and educational services. Dr. Kushner has provided professional opinions on small-molecule pharmaceuticals, antibodies, cytokines, oligonucleotides, siRNA, enzyme inhibitors, and automotive parts, and has performed due diligence analyses for firms in the pharmaceutical, biotechnological, food, and gaming industries.