Managing IP Names Three Cooley Partners to its List of "Top 250 Women in IP"

Palo Alto – September 23, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that Managing Intellectual Property named partners Janet Cullum, Heidi Keefe and Michelle Rhyu to its list of the "Top 250 Women in IP," which identifies the leading female intellectual property lawyers in the United States.

Janet Cullum Heidi Keefe Michelle Rhyu


Based in Cooley's New York office, Janet Cullum focuses on trademark, copyright, advertising and online marketing and privacy issues. She counsels clients in the selection and adoption of trademarks, the legal aspects of advertising and enforcement and registration of copyrights.

Heidi Keefe represents clients in high-stakes patent trials before juries and judges. A former astrophysicist and registered patent attorney, Keefe is facile with an array of technical disciplines, from software to medical devices. Recently, Keefe successfully defended Facebook in two patent trials, one of which was the company's first ever patent suit.

Michelle Rhyu has a practice in life sciences litigation. She litigates complex intellectual property and contract disputes involving chemicals, biotechnology, and medical therapies. She holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry & Biophysics and is a registered patent attorney. Rhyu was trial counsel for Gilead and for Onyx in two successful bet-the-company litigations relating to rights to key drug compounds. Both Keefe and Rhyu are based in Cooley's Palo Alto office.

The elite list of Top Women in IP was selected based on thousands of peer interviews and surveys. To see the full report published by Managing IP, click here.

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Cooley's attorneys solve legal issues for entrepreneurs, investors, financial institutions and established companies. Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and bet-the-company litigation, often where innovation meets the law.

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Related Contacts
Janet Cullum Senior Counsel, New York
Michelle Rhyu Partner, Palo Alto
Heidi Keefe Partner, Palo Alto