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Veteran IP Attorney Rejoins Sheridan Ross

Veteran IP Attorney Rejoins Sheridan Ross

Posted on 13 December 2012

Sheridan Ross announced today that Michael Tompkins has rejoined the firm as a shareholder.

Tompkins, with more than 30 years of patent law, research and engineering experience, comes back to Sheridan Ross after 12 years working in the corporate world, including as chief patent counsel for Martek Biosciences Corp., and at a well-respected Washington, D.C., law firm.

While at Martek, Tompkins was the chief architect of a comprehensive strategy for enforcing the company’s worldwide intellectual property rights and defending its intellectual property against attacks by competitors. Tompkins led international teams of attorneys in actions around the world, including the United States, Europe, China, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico.

Tompkins is a contributing author of “Patent Office Litigation,” a two-volume book set focused on the new contested proceedings under the America Invents Act, published this year by Thomson Reuters Westlaw. The books examine how the proceedings interact with other aspects of patent procurement and enforcement, and delivers practical analysis and advice.

“We feel very fortunate to have someone with Mike’s experience, insight and passion as a part of our growing team in life sciences and chemistry,” said Sheridan Ross Managing Partner Bruce Kugler. “We’ve known Mike for many years as both a part of our team and a well-respected peer.”

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