On Jan. 1, Norton Rose Fulbright promoted 12 lawyers to partner in the United States, including three in Austin.
Two of the attorneys reside in the intellectual property transactions and patent prosecution practice group. They are:
Tamsen Barrett concentrates her practice on intellectual property matters, which include domestic and foreign patent prosecution and strategic development of patent portfolios. Based in Austin, Ms. Barrett also has significant experience with the preparation of non-infringement, invalidity, patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions and provides due diligence review of intellectual property to companies and investors. She earned her JD from the University of Pittsburgh and her BS from Iowa State.
Eagle Robinson, who is experienced with healthcare-related regulatory issues, focuses his practice on patent litigation and transactional matters. He represents clients in federal district courts and before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Practicing in the firm’s Austin office, Mr. Robinson’s transactional work includes negotiating joint-development agreements and patent licenses as well as guiding patent risk management strategies and patent portfolio development. He earned both his JD and BS in mechanical engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
The remaining attorney focuses his practice on life sciences and healthcare:
Benjamin Koplin concentrates on life sciences and healthcare regulatory and anticorruption compliance and defense. He handles internal and external investigations and defends his clients in federal and state false claims suits. He designs corporate compliance programs to address global regulatory, privacy and anticorruption issues and creates software to provide cross-system insight into his client’s and their matter’s data. He practices in Norton Rose Fulbright’s Austin office and received his JD from Harvard University Law School and his BA from Boston University.