Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten Join McNeill Baur

By Press Releases
February 14, 2018

McNeill Baur welcomes Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten as New Members in their Cambridge Massachusetts Location.

Hojung Cho, PhD, Counsel

Hojung Cho, PhDHojung Cho joins the life science patent prosecution and counseling team at McNeill Baur. Hojung represents clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, and therapeutic device fields. She has a special interest in clients with multidisciplinary inventions with both biotechnology and device elements. Her strong legal and scientific training allow for a full range of IP services, including preparing and prosecuting U.S. patent applications, coordinating global patent portfolio management, and assisting with IP landscape and freedom-to-operate analyses, enforceability, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions, and IP due diligence for licensing, and mergers and acquisitions. Hojung’s deep scientific experience includes diagnostic and detection devices, biomarkers, biosensors, biochemical assays, microfluidics, bioMEMS, lab-on-a-chip applications of micro/nanotechnology, nanoparticles, fluorescence imaging, immunostaining, recombinant microorganisms, nucleic acid and protein technologies, cell culture platform, cell cryopreservation, tissue engineering, immunotherapy, cellular therapy, stem cells, antibiotic treatment, infectious diseases, metabolic engineering, biofuels, biomaterials, polymers, catalysts, and programmed therapeutic devices. We are pleased to have Hojung join the firm.

Catherine Van Houten, Practice Manager

Catherine Van HoutenCatherine Van Houten joins the administrative team at McNeill Baur as a Practice Manager with over 30 years of IP support experience, including 18 years in management roles with increasing levels of responsibility. Cathy is well-recognized for her knowledge and leadership ability. She speaks and teaches frequently on patent firm administration. Cathy creates course content and teaches for the Patent Resources Group Seminar Patent Administration: A Foundation for Success. Cathy also regularly speaks at the Annual Conference for Senior Patent Administrators, sponsored each fall in London by the Management Forum. As the firm’s Practice Manager, she provides firm-wide leadership with recruiting and training, new matter and new client processes, docketing, marketing, and other practice management activities. We are delighted to have Cathy join the firm.

About McNeill Baur

At McNeil Bauer, with many years of experience at leading intellectual property firms and advanced degrees in the life sciences, our attorneys deliver big firm-quality work product. From antibodies to diagnostics and beyond, our specialized knowledge and extensive experience get results. We are focused and experienced in delivering the strongest protection for your life science IP.

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