Loeb & Loeb LLP has announced that Mark Waddell, a patent litigator, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Litigation Department. He is the newest in a series of recent lateral partners to join the firm in the Patent Litigation Group.
With over 20 years of experience in patent disputes, including many in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries, Waddell has been involved in patent cases for high-profile pharmaceuticals including Prozac, Paxil, and the breast cancer drug Nolvadex. Although he has focused his practice particularly on Hatch-Waxman issues, Mr. Waddell has advised clients on topics such as patent interference practice and ITC proceedings. Complementary to his work as a litigator, Mr. Waddell worked closely with pharmaceutical lobbyists on the passage of process patent amendments in 1988.
Mr. Waddell's hiring is the latest in a series of lateral partners to join Loeb & Loeb's Intellectual Patent Litigation group in 2007. In February, a patent litigation team of three partners, Jordan Sigale, Edward Rice and Marina Saito, joined Loeb & Loeb's Chicago office, and last month Laura Wytsma joined the firm's Los Angeles office.