Leading Patent Lawyer David Halstead Joins Foley Hoag as Partner

Foley Hoag LLP today announced that David Halstead, Ph.D., has joined the firm effective immediately as a partner in the Intellectual Property Department. Halstead joins Foley Hoag with over 15 years of experience in helping clients develop and optimize global patent strategies.

Halstead’s practice will concentrate on the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical industries, focusing on obtaining patent protection for innovative technologies and helping clients navigate patent landscapes. Halstead joins a marquee intellectual property practice group at Foley Hoag that reaches across numerous industries to support clients in patent prosecution and post-grant proceedings, patent litigation, licensing and strategic alliances, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, advertising and marketing.

“Foley Hoag has long been a leader in intellectual property and is committed to serving its established and emerging clients,” said Halstead. “Lawyers at Foley Hoag have deep roots in science and the law of intellectual property; I am excited to be able to help expand the practice and collaborate with my respected colleagues.”

Leveraging his worldwide experience, Halstead will help clients devise effective global patent strategies. Additionally he will advise clients on product life-cycle management, including Hatch-Waxman and Orange Book issues.

“We are pleased to have David join our intellectual property practice. He brings recognized experience in helping clients create strong patents to protect their intellectual investments,” said Don Ware, chair of Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Department. “With rapidly evolving changes to the patent laws, innovative businesses and research institutions will benefit from David’s expertise and continuing guidance from the many outstanding intellectual property lawyers and scientific advisers here at Foley Hoag.”

Halstead received his B.S. in Chemistry from Pennsylvania State University, his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Harvard University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a registered patent attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.