SOURCE: Wolf Greenfield

March 21, 2007 10:37 ET

Wolf Greenfield Names Oyer President and Managing Partner

Lawyer/Scientist Takes Reins at Boston Intellectual Property Law Firm

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 21, 2007 -- Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., a leading Boston intellectual property law firm, has elected Timothy J. Oyer, Ph.D., of Boston, president and managing partner. Oyer succeeds Jason Honeyman, who will continue to head the firm's mechanical practice group.

Oyer's practice involves worldwide intellectual property counseling, including patent prosecution, opinions, agreements, foreign oppositions, trademarks, trade secrets, IP due diligence, and related transactions. His areas of expertise include organic and polymer chemistry, nanotechnology, electrochemical devices, and processing ceramics, among others. He serves clients ranging from major academic institutions and research centers to large corporations to startups and emerging companies in a variety of sectors.

Oyer continues to chair the firm's chemical and nanotechnology practice groups and also serves as a member of the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and IP transactions groups.

He holds a Ph.D. in inorganic chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School. He has authored several publications in the chemical and legal fields and has conducted epidemiology research at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Oyer sits on the MIT Corporation Visiting Committee for the Department of Chemistry and volunteers for the MIT Alumni Association.

He has been named in Boston Magazine as one of Massachusetts' "Super Lawyers" in the field of intellectual property.

Wolf Greenfield is the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law. It serves companies that make everything from snowboards to biotech drugs to software to electronics to water-purification systems -- plus universities and research centers. It offers well-established expertise in the fields of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, and related litigation. The firm also has extensive experience in domestic and international technology transactions; licensing of patents, trademarks and copyrights; joint ventures; franchise and distribution agreements; confidentiality agreements; and software licenses. The firm has played a key role in major cases, including the landmark State Street Bank and Trust v. Signature Financial Group decision, which opened the door to patents for business methods. Web: www.wolfgreenfield.com

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