Group of Professionals

Speakers

Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel attorney Weihong Hsing took part in the University of Science and Technology of China alumni life sciences symposium in Jersey City, New Jersey. The symposium was composed of three separate panels and Hsing was one of five panelists who spoke as part of the biotech ecosystem panel. The panel shared their experiences and insights with the attendees concerning the key opportunities, latest trends and ­challenges for the global life sciences industry in research and development, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, venture capital and marketing, as well as for USTC alumni in career development. Hsing specializes in patent-related issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. A partner at Panitch Schwarze, her ­practice involves the preparation and ­prosecution of patent applications, IP due diligence in mergers and acquisitions, opinion work on patent validity and infringement, rights to operate and patentability analyses, as well as technical support for patent litigation.

Events

Capehart & Scatchard’s Ralph R. Smith is set to host “Ethics and the Employment Lawyer” Oct. 26 from noon to 1:40 p.m. in the firm’s Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office. In this seminar, some of the most ­common ethical issues are discussed with a practical analysis to assist in generating solutions to such issues. The seminar is approved for 2.0 New Jersey ethics credits. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. Call 856-234-6800 extension 4143 for reservations or email marketing@capehart.com.

Additions

Stark & Stark added Alex Fajardo to its firm as an associate in the nursing home litigation group. Fajardo concentrates his practice on nursing home ­malpractice and litigation and other personal injury claims. Fluent in Spanish, he earned his law degree from the Widener University Delaware Law School. He is a resident of the Lawrenceville, New Jersey, office.

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Emily A. Denisco joined Volpe and Koenig in the firm’s Philadelphia headquarters. Denisco joins as a technical adviser and her practice focuses on providing support in a range of intellectual property matters, including domestic and foreign patent prosecution and trademark and copyright matters. Prior to joining Volpe and Koenig she served as a legal intern at Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott and as a law clerk at Volpe and Koenig. She earned her law degree from Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law.

Announcements

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