Leydig Promotes Four Attorneys to MemberJanuary 1, 2011
Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., a full-service intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that L. Scott Beall, Peter H. Domer, Aaron R. Feigelson, and J. Karl Gross have become members of the firm as of January 1, 2011.
"This accomplishment is a reflection of the outstanding contributions each has made over a number of years to our clients and the firm," said Leydig president, H. Michael Hartmann.
L. Scott Beall is currently involved in the practice of patent law, with a focus in litigating patent disputes. With a background in organic chemistry, he has represented clients in the fields of paper industry chemicals, x-ray film emulsions, and filters for the microelectronics industry. His experience also includes rendering opinions on patent validity and patent infringement in the chemical and pharmaceutical industry. He holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois. After completing his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Imperial College of Science Technology and Medicine in London, he spent two years as an N.I.H. postdoctoral research fellow at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He then began working as a research chemist for the RW Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (now Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development) in Raritan, New Jersey, before attending Rutgers School of Law – Newark. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Peter H. Domer is involved in the practice of intellectual property law, with particular emphasis on biotechnology and the pharmaceutical arts. While attending law school, he received the Raoul Berger Prize for his senior research project on intellectual property protection for genomic inventions. Since joining the firm in 2004, he has prosecuted biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device, and medical business method patent applications and has been involved in opinion and due diligence work relating to drugs, biologics and medical devices. He has participated extensively in litigation defending generic drug makers in actions under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Prior to entering law school, Dr. Domer was on the faculty of Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He has served on six national committees in biomedicine. In addition, he was an American Society of Hematology Scholar, and authored 27 scientific papers on leukemia molecular biology, molecular diagnostics, and the application of DNA microarrays. He holds a B.A. in Biochemistry, summa cum laude, from Rice University, and an M.D. from Northwestern University Medical School. He received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Aaron R. Feigelson, listed as one of Illinois SuperLawyers' Rising Stars in 2010 and 2011, focuses his practice in a variety of areas within patent and intellectual property law. His work has included litigation, drafting opinions of counsel, performing transactional IP due diligence, and preparing and prosecuting patent applications. He practices across several fields and industries, including financial services and electronic communications, with a particular emphasis in the computer software arts and business methods, and with clients ranging from Fortune 100 companies to startups. He has litigated cases involving patents, trademarks and trade secrets, and has represented clients in a number of matters involving the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and the Stored Communications Act. He has a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Michigan, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Northwestern University. He received his J.D. from the University of Chicago, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
J. Karl Gross is involved in several areas of intellectual property, with a particular emphasis in patent litigation and prosecution in the mechanical arts. He represents clients ranging from international corporations to individual inventors who are involved in a variety of technologies including filters and filtration products, internal combustion engines and automotive engineering, communications technologies and software, medical devices and electrical connectors and components. In addition to his litigation and prosecution work, Mr. Gross also renders opinions on intellectual property issues, conducts due diligence investigations and negotiates licenses and other agreements. Prior to attending law school, he worked as an industrial and design engineer with a corporation that manufactured pumps and compressors. He received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Marquette University, and a J.D. from Boston University. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
About Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer has a singular focus: the practice of intellectual property law. For more than a century, the firm has assisted clients - from large corporations to individual inventors - with intellectual property litigation, counseling, licensing, and prosecution services worldwide. The firm’s expertise includes all areas of intellectual property law in technical areas that are critical to business today, including pharmaceuticals, industrial processing chemicals, electronics, software, computers, manufacturing and machine design, biotech and business methods. Leydig prides itself on its ability to meet the most demanding intellectual property needs of its clients.
Leydig, Voit & Mayer consistently provides high-quality legal services, which has earned accolades from peers and clients. For seven consecutive years, Leydig has appeared in Fortune Magazine as one of “The Go-To Law Firms® of the World’s Leading Companies” for the representation of business and industry leaders.
Founded in 1893, Leydig, Voit & Mayer has offices in Chicago, Frankfurt am Main, Rockford, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.