Chem/Biotech IP Expert Patrick Skacel Joins S&O

BOSTON, MA. – November 28, 2016 – Shores & Oliver, P.C. (“S&O”) announced today that Patrick T. Skacel has joined the firm as counsel and will operate out of the firm’s newly launched Washington, DC office.

Mr. Skacel has practiced intellectual property law for nearly twenty years. He has extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation matters in the areas of chemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, food and nutritional products, biotechnology, antibodies, cell biology, plants, vaccines, medical devices, drug delivery systems, diagnostic systems, and thin film chemical coatings and compositions.

“We are thrilled that Patrick will be joining us,” said Dan Shores, Chairman of S&O. “Patrick has deep expertise in the chem/biotech space and will add to our firm’s capabilities and growth.”

The addition of Mr. Skacel also signifies growth of S&O’s Washington, DC office, where he and Glenn Karta are now stationed. “We are also excited to see our Washington, DC office expand. The nation’s capital is the center of gravity for intellectual property law, and our growing presence there strengthens our overall client service capability and reputation,” Shores said.

S&O is a full-service intellectual property law specialty firm located in Boston and Washington, DC. It serves clients across the gamut of IP matters and industry sectors and has a growth philosophy based on delivering premium client services while employing an efficient and results-driven approach.

Shores explained, “This is largely accomplished through critical strategic thinking at the outset of projects, which involves understanding key facts, embracing those facts in the context of the legal landscape, and developing winning strategies going forward. This approach gives our clients the ability to make clear decisions at the outset, taking the mystery out of the process while adding value in terms of efficiency, potential new revenue streams, risk avoidance, and overall cost savings.”

“Patrick’s skill set and client service commitment are directly in line with this approach and we are very excited about his decision to join our team,” Shores said.

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