ATLANTA (February 4, 2022) – Smith Gambrell Russell (SGR) is pleased to announce that Partner and Head of the Intellectual Property Practice Gregory Kirsch has co-edited a book, Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and the Law, with Professor Jorge L. Contreras, S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah; and the late A. James Cuticchia, formerly adjunct faculty, Biomanufacturing Research Institute and Technology Enterprise and founder, AJC Legal Services. In addition to serving as co-editors of the book, Mr. Kirsch, Mr. Contreras and Mr. Cuticchia also served as co-authors of various chapters of the book, along with a distinguished group of other contributing authors, from academia, the legal profession and the corporate world. Mr. Kirsch co-authored a chapter on software patents, and Brett Lockwood, Partner, SGR Corporate Practice and chair, SGR Technology Transactions Practice, also contributed a chapter on software agreements.
The book covers a broad range of legal topics with regard to bioinformatics and medical informatics, which relate to the intersection of biomedical information and computer programming within the contexts of scientific research, product development and healthcare delivery. Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics and the Law published on January 11 and January 31, in the U.K. and the U.S., respectively, and is available through leading book and e-book vendors, including the publisher’s web site (Edward Elgar Publishing) and Amazon.com.
Greg Kirsch is a Partner and the Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property Practice. He serves as patent counsel to clients ranging from large multinational corporations to small start-ups, as well as universities. His practice encompasses the entire range of patent law, including patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio development, patent opinions, post grant proceedings, IP due diligence, licensing, as well as patent litigation. In addition to his U.S. patent practice, Mr. Kirsch has extensive experience overseeing and pursuing on behalf of his clients patent protection in patent offices throughout the world. In addition to his full-time legal practice, he also serves as an adjunct professor of patent law at Emory University School of Law (since 1997), and as an adjunct professor of intellectual property law at Washington University School of Law (St. Louis) (since 2011). Mr. Kirsch is a frequent speaker at national and regional conferences on various patent and intellectual property law topics, and has contributed chapters on patent law to two other books.
Brett Lockwood is a Partner in SGR’s Corporate Practice and leads the Technology Transactions Practice. Mr. Lockwood devotes a substantial portion of his practice to serving as principal outside counsel with his clients, advising on corporate, cybersecurity and technology issues, as well as significant business transactions. His practice areas include mergers and acquisitions, cybersecurity and data privacy, technology transactions, licensing, strategic alliances and corporate finance matters. Mr. Lockwood has been published extensively on business and legal topics in many publications and has spoken widely about technology legal matters.
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