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www.burnsdoane.com E-mail: [email protected] Redwood Shores office: 333 Twin Dolphin Drive, Suite 700 Redwood Shores, CA 94065-1418 Tel: (650) 622-2300 Fax: (650) 622-2499 San Diego office: 402 West Broadway, Suite 400 San Diego, CA 92101-3542 Tel: (619) 446-5600 Fax: (619) 446-5620 Firm-wide totals: 90 lawyers 80 patent practitioners 100% practice intellectual property law Other Offices: Alexandria, Virginia and Durham, North Carolina Burns Doane Swecker & Mathis provides an in-depth practice in all areas of intellectual property law, both domestically and internationally. The firm’s areas of focus include biotechnology, computer software and hardware, chemical and pharmaceutical arts, electronic and mechanical arts, metallurgy and materials science, and horticulture and plants. Burns Doane is continuously seeking new patents for pioneering inventions that have recently included some of the earliest work on carbon nanotubes, higher diamondoids and conductive polymers and their application, drugs for treatment of cancer and stroke, and various features of cellular telephones, cameras, business equipment, hand-tools, semiconductors, and computers. The Redwood Shores office is the heart of Burns Doane’s Silicon Valley practice. Clients include Chevron Texaco, Lam Research, Apple Computer and Altair. The San Diego office represents biotechnology companies in all phases of commercial development, as well as academic institutions such as The Scripps Research Institute and the University of California, San Diego. Our attorneys bring prior technical credentials to the practice of law, along with substantial experience and skill in IP litigation as well as licensing, trademark, and copyright. Almost one-third of our patent attorneys formerly served as examiners with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. They handle a significant range of client matters that are now brought before that office, such as interferences, reissues, and reexaminations. Among significant recent developments at Burns Doane is a nanotechnology practice unique in its national and cross-disciplinary breadth and depth. Nanotechnology involves the creation of materials and devices that take advantage of the unique properties of materials at the nanoscale. A nanometer is roughly 100,000 the width of human hair or how much your fingernails grow in a second. Its applications promise to, among other things, surpass present limits on semiconductor technology, drug delivery and diagnostics, thus clearing the way for a whole new generation of increasingly sophisticated devices and materials. The Burns Doane Nanotechnology Team includes lawyers, scientists, and patent agents who advise clients on the R&D as well as the business issues driving this increasingly competitive market. The Team is unique in that it brings together professionals who had been independently serving clients on nanotechnology-related matters into a single cohesive practice. Team members are drawn from Burns Doane’s Electrical, Chemical, Biotechnology, Mechanical and Material Science groups, and include lawyers, patent agents and scientists from all four of the firm’s offices across the country. The Nanotechnology Team continues a tradition of innovation at Burns Doane that began in the 1960s and 1970s, when the firm was at the forefront in the development of the semiconductor industry. In the 1980s and 1990s, Burns Doane pioneered intellectual property legal services in cellular communications, biotechnology, and the Internet explosion. The firm remains extremely active on all those fronts. REDWOOD SHORE’S & SAN DIEGO’S OFFICE PARTNERS & COUNSEL Laurie A. Axford, has worked in the biotechnology community both as a scientist and a patent attorney for over twenty years, and has been in private practice for the past nine years. She has extensive experience creating and managing patent portfolios for start-up companies, institutions, and large pharmaceutical companies. Her technical background spans a number of different life-science related fields including organic chemistry, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology and genetics. This gives her the ability to represent client’s interests with a diverse life science-related product base – diagnostics, therapeutics, medical devices, nanotechnology and business methods. San Diego State University (B.S., Microbiology); San Diego State University (M.S., Molecular Biology), Western State University (J.D.); admitted in California; registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office; Member: American Bar Association, California Bar Association, San Diego County Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, San Diego Intellectual Property Law Association (former President) and Licensing Executives Society. Jasdeep S. (“ Kitu“) Bindra is co-chair of Burns Doane’s Nanotechnology Team and a founding member of the MIT-Stanford-UC Berkeley Nano Forum, a nanotechnology advocacy organization. His two decades of practice in both the U.S. and India have included international business transactions involving emerging technology business issues such as corporate formation and financings, resolution of founders disputes, business development, strategic alliances, and technology licensing. Mr. Bindra was General Counsel of the Enterprise Network, a Silicon Valley business incubator with thirty-five member companies in the nanotechnology, wireless, infrastructure, life sciences, and network areas. Mr. Bindra continues to represent many of these companies in efforts to commercialize various cutting-edge technologies developed at NASA. Mr. Bindra is also closely affiliated with members of The Indus Entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley Indian Professionals Association, of which he was one of the founding members. Michael K. Bosworth counsels clients worldwide on strategies to protect their trademark portfolios, as well as on copyright matters, unfair competition issues, and domain name disputes. He also advises on patents in the fields of hydrocarbon processing, mechanical, chemical, and business methods. Prior to joining Burns Doane, Mr. Bosworth was an in-house corporate veteran, starting as a patent agent for Allied-Signal and, during two decades at Chevron, handling patents, worldwide trademark and copyright matters, as well as transactional matters. T. Gene Dillahunty counsels clients on the planning of intellectual property procurement, enforcement and licensing strategies, with an emphasis in chemical, pharmaceutical, medical device, and chip fabrication technologies. He is a chemical engineer and former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark office. He is also a former division patent counsel at Ashland Chemical Company, division of Ashland Oil, Inc., and was senior division counsel at Raychem Corporation, giving him in-house perspective on intellectual property strategies. Claude A. S. “Cash” Hamrick counsels clients on IP strategy, prepares and prosecutes complex U.S. and International patent and trademark applications, provides patent and trademark litigation support, patent validity and infringement analysis, and re-examination challenges of issued patents. He has a particular technology experience in gas and solid state lasers, semiconductor devices, semiconductor manufacturing and inspection equipment, computer hardware and software, magnetic and optical storage devices, data communication systems and devices, electronic instrumentation, medical devices, NMR spectrometry, chromatography, computed tomography, industrial control and mass flow meter devices, aeronautics, machine tools, and concrete structures. A Silicon Valley lawyer since 1967, Mr. Hamrick has been responsible for the preparation and prosecution of more than 2,000 U.S. and foreign patents, including one of the earliest software patents subsequently licensed to numerous computer manufacturers. He has litigated numerous patent and trademark cases, and is a frequent expert witness in patent cases. Mr. Hamrick is a former Patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Jeffrey A. McKinney has substantial experience in the creation, implementation and enforcement of patent portfolios in both firm and company settings. His technological experience is particularly directed to chemical technologies, including pharmaceutical chemistry, nanotechnology, drug delivery, polymer chemistry, organotransition metal catalysis, chip chemistry, and semiconductor processing. Previous to his affiliation with Burns Doane, Dr. McKinney was counsel for Alexza Molecular Delivery Corporation and was associated with Morrison & Foerster LLP and Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP. Jeff is also a former research scientist for Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, where he performed medicinal chemistry experiments directed to treatments for manic depression and stroke James W. Peterson is chair of Burns Doane’s Mechanical Practice Group. He developed the firm’s Silicon Valley office nearly 20 years ago. He has extensive experience developing strategy for procuring, licensing and enforcing worldwide clients’ intellectual property portfolios on a global basis. Mr. Peterson’s diverse technical practice includes computer, semiconductor manufacture, electrical interconnection and material science applications with an emphasis on medical products, where his clients have developed technologies including angioplasty, stents, minimally-invasive surgical devices, drug delivery systems and diagnostics. Previous to his affiliation with Burns Doane he was in-house senior counsel for Raychem Corporation and also for Hercules, Inc. Jim is a mechanical engineer, former Patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and a former patent prosecutor for the United States Office of Naval Research.

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