Morrison & Foerster Elects 3 New IP Partners

By Gene Quinn
January 8, 2014

Morrison & Foerster recently announced the election of 10 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2014. The group, comprised of five women and five men, includes four litigators, four dealmakers, a patent lawyer and an environmental lawyer.

“This is an exceptional group of lawyers, each one of who has demonstrated an extraordinary level of commitment to their clients, their communities and their colleagues,” said Morrison & Foerster Chair Larren M. Nashelsky. “This highly diverse class mirrors the depth and breadth of our global practices. Their business acumen and commitment to legal excellence will enhance our ability to continue advancing our clients’ most critical objectives across the globe.”

The following lawyers elected partner at MoFo focus their practice on patents and intellectual property.

Brian B. Ho, a member of the Patent practice, resident in the San Francisco office. Mr. Ho assists clients in securing patent rights for their innovations across a range of technologies. Mr. Ho also focuses on patent litigation support and patent reexamination. Mr. Ho earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School. Prior to joining the firm, he was a biochemist and engineer and has several years of industry experience in the biochemistry, medical device, research and engineering fields.

Wendy J. Ray, a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, is resident in the Los Angeles office. Ms. Ray has successfully tried numerous cases to juries and has litigated a range of high-technology patent matters involving various technologies, including semiconductor chips, microelectromechanical systems, medical devices, video technology and software systems. Ms. Ray has also successfully litigated numerous trademark, copyright and trade secret disputes. Ms. Ray earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She has a B.S. in engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in health policy and administration from Yale University. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Aaron P. Rubin, a member of the Technology Transactions practice, resident in the San Francisco office. His practice focuses on transactions and counseling involving intellectual property and technology, including structuring and negotiating license agreements, supply agreements, technology transfers, joint development agreements, information technology and business process outsourcing transactions and other intellectual property and commercial matters relevant to software, hardware, electronic commerce, social media and other advanced information technology businesses. Mr. Rubin served as law clerk to the Honorable William H. Orrick and the Honorable Martin J. Jenkins, both U.S. District Judges for the Northern District of California. He earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law.

The Author

Gene Quinn

Gene Quinn is a Patent Attorney and Editor and President & CEO ofIPWatchdog, Inc.. Gene founded in 1999. Gene is also a principal lecturer in the PLI Patent Bar Review Course and Of Counsel to the law firm of Berenato & White, LLC. Gene’s specialty is in the area of strategic patent consulting, patent application drafting and patent prosecution. He consults with attorneys facing peculiar procedural issues at the Patent Office, advises investors and executives on patent law changes and pending litigation matters, and works with start-up businesses throughout the United States and around the world, primarily dealing with software and computer related innovations. is admitted to practice law in New Hampshire, is a Registered Patent Attorney and is also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. CLICK HERE to send Gene a message.

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