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Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds Elects Eric M. Balicky, Ph.D. and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D. as Principals

January 5, 2016 (Boston, MA) - Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is delighted to announce that Eric M. Balicky, Ph.D. and Lawrence P. Cogswell III, Ph.D. have been elected Principals of the firm. Eric, who has been with the firm for more than eleven years, practices in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemistry and medical device areas, with an emphasis on preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patents, IP due diligence, and legal opinions relating to IP matters.  Eric has also supported our clients in patent and trademark litigation and trademark prosecution.  Eric's educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Allegheny College magna cum laude, a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Dartmouth College, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.

Larry, who has been with the firm for five years, is an experienced patent litigator and prosecutor, handling cases across a diverse range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals (ANDA litigation), polymers, medical and biopharmaceutical devices, biotechnology, antibodies, electronics, computer hardware/software, telecommunications, and mechanical devices.  He is a former law clerk to the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Larry earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Duke University summa cum laude, an A.M. in Chemistry from Harvard University, a Ph.D. in Biophysics from Harvard University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. "The firm is extremely pleased to have Eric and Larry as Principals to continue our firm's mission to provide exceptional intellectual property services.  Along with their strong technical backgrounds, Eric and Larry are dedicated to enhancing the legal and competitive business positions of their clients. They also have been actively engaged in efforts to educate and enrich the broader intellectual property community," stated John DuPré, President and Principal at Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds.


Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is among New England's largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm's legal staff provides comprehensive intellectual property legal expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.

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