Fitch Even Partner Ken Colton Quoted in ACS Chemical & Engineering News
May 21, 2014Fitch Even partner Kendrew H. Colton was quoted in an article published online on May 21, 2014, in Chemical & Engineering News, a weekly publication of the American Chemical Society.
The article, titled "Tug Of War Over Promising Cancer Drug Candidate," discusses how the discovery of a chemical structure error in a patented drug compound may place in jeopardy the existing patent and upcoming clinical trials.
Ken has been practicing intellectual property law for over 30 years. His primary practice specialty is counseling clients on a wide range of IP matters involving established and emerging chemical and biochemical technologies. In addition, he is frequently called upon to render patentability, validity, and infringement opinions.
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