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Jennifer Gordon

Jennifer Gordon

Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison LLP1285 Avenue of the AmericasNew YorkNew YorkUSA10019-6064

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WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Jennifer Gordon is an eminent life sciences expert who utilises her training as both a biochemical engineer and lawyer to aid clients on a range of complex litigation. 


Jennifer Gordon is skilled in life sciences-related patent law. She has extensive experience in complex patent litigation involving biotechnology, pharmaceutical and other life sciences and chemistry-related patents. She has tried cases to judges and juries and argued appeals before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Dr Gordon also has extensive experience in client counseling (including validity, infringement and freedom-to-operate analyses; strategic planning in patent procurement; as well as IP due diligence investigations related to corporate transactions). She has been involved with various patent office proceedings in the United States and abroad, including re-examinations, inter partes reviews and oppositions. She has worked with foreign counsel to coordinate and implement strategies for procuring, enforcing and defending patent rights on a worldwide basis.

Over her career, Dr Gordon has litigated, procured and counselled on a vast array of patented technologies in the life sciences, such as nucleic acid amplification technologies (PCR), recombinant DNA technologies, cell culture methodologies, biological therapeutics (interferons, human growth hormone, monoclonal antibodies, receptor decoys, stem cells and antisense oligonucleotides), growth factors, enzymes, vaccines, genetically engineered plants, pharmaceutical compounds (cefadroxil, ezetimibe, rosiglitazone, capecitabine and valsartan), medical devices (stents) and medical diagnostics (PCR, in situ hybridisation, immunoassays and NMR contrast agents).

Dr Gordon is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, The Federal Circuit Bar Association, The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, The New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association, The American Chemical Society and The American Association of the Advancement of Science. She is a frequent lecturer on numerous intellectual property topics, particularly with respect to biotechnology patent law. Ms Gordon has been named in publications such as Chambers USA.

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