New York – July 19, 2017 – For the second year in a row, the Legal Media Group has shortlisted Cooley partner Ivor Elrifi for New York Attorney of the Year in Patent Strategy & Management at the LMG Life Sciences Awards. Elrifi took home the award last year.
Elrifi joined Cooley in 2014 with a large life sciences patent team from Mintz Levin. As chair of Cooley’s patent counseling and prosecution practice group, he has since grown the practice substantially out of New York, Boston and London, in addition to continued growth on the West Coast.
Cooley has the largest life sciences and medical device patent team of any law firm in the US. The international team is comprised of 90+ patent lawyers and professionals, the vast majority of whom hold PhDs or MDs. The team secures patent protection across jurisdictions worldwide, provides strategic IP counseling directed towards monetizing such assets, and routinely handles the IP diligence aspects of high-value investments, M&A deals, capital market offerings and other transactions.
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