Goodwin Procter Announces New Leaders In Intellectual Property Practice

Monday, May 1, 2006 - 01:00

Goodwin Procter LLP has announced new practice chairs within its Intellectual Property Practice Group. The new leaders are Anthony Downs, chair, Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, and Stephen Charkoudian, chair, Intellectual Property Transactions & Strategies Practice.

Goodwin Procter has more than 150 litigators, transaction lawyers, patent attorneys and scientists dedicated to maximizing the intellectual property assets of its clients. The firm has the depth of expertise of a boutique IP firm with the corporate and litigation resources of an AmLaw 100 law firm. Goodwin Procter has been ranked by IP Law & Business as one of the nation's top intellectual property defense firms.

Goodwin Procter has announced that Edmund R. Pitcher has joined the firm as a partner in its Life Sciences Practice, resident in the Boston office.

Mr. Pitcher brings to Goodwin Procter more than 30 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law as counsel to companies exploiting biological, pharmaceutical, chemical and medical technologies, and to their private and public investors.

Mr. Pitcher joins Goodwin Procter from Flagship Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm based in Cambridge, MA. As a venture partner with Flagship, he focused on evaluation of life science and information technology investment opportunities, intellectual property issues, and designing intellectual property strategies and assessing intellectual property risks in connection with start-ups and portfolio companies.