LONDON (4 September 2008) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery has announced that Gary Moss will join the London office as a partner and London Head of Intellectual Property. He joins the Firm from the London office of Taylor Wessing.
Mr. Moss focuses his practice in both contentious and non-contentious issues with particular emphasis on patent litigation, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, information technology and technology transfers. He has extensive experience in cross border patent litigation in Europe and the US. As London managing partner at Taylor Joynson Garrett, Mr. Moss also has deep management experience. He helped engineer the merger which created the 500 lawyer international firm of Taylor Wessing and built its successful European IP practice.
McDermott's IP practice is routinely ranked by the main legal directories among the top intellectual property practices globally and is ranked as one of the most active IP litigation firms. Mr. Moss's appointment will further enhance this reputation and drive the expansion of the IP group in the UK and Europe.
Commenting on the new appointment, McDermott's Chairman, Harvey Freishtat, said: "Gary's appointment further strengthens our position as one of the leading global IP practices. He has a tremendous reputation in European IP and I am delighted he has joined us to lead the IP team in London."
McDermott's Head of Global IP, Terrence McMahon, noted: "I am delighted Gary has joined the Firm. He brings a wealth of experience to an already impressive team in Europe and I am certain he will continue to build our pan-European capabilities. Gary will focus on expanding our patent litigation practice and his reputation in this area is second to none."
Justin Hill, Director of IP Prosecution, said: "I am very pleased to welcome Gary as London Head of IP. His experience speaks volumes and he will help to bolster our full service IP team in London. Gary is a highly respected patent litigator with a detailed knowledge of the European-wide IP litigation market. His experience will be invaluable whilst we continue to build our capabilities in all aspects of IP, from patent filing, through exploitation and enforcement."
Gary Moss added: "After 18 years at Taylor Wessing, the decision to leave was a very difficult one. But McDermott's leading global IP practice and the opportunity to contribute to the development of their European capabilities were huge draws for me. I am excited at the opportunities and looking forward to working with the IP teams in Europe, the US and Asia."