Merri Moken, Trial Lawyer and IP Strategist, Joins Paul Hastings’ Powerhouse Intellectual Property Practice

October 21, 2019


New York — Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that Merri Moken has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property practice as of counsel, and will be based in New York. She previously practiced at Holland & Knight.

“Merri is an excellent litigator with expertise in patent litigation, trademark, trade secret misappropriation, patent counseling and contract matters, and she will be a terrific addition to our Intellectual Property practice, helping her clients develop, enforce and defend their patent portfolios,” said Bruce Wexler, Global Co-Chair of the Intellectual Property practice at Paul Hastings. “She complements our firm’s strength in Life Sciences and Tech, and adds further strength in strategic intellectual property counseling, licensing, trademark and contractual matters.”

Ms. Moken represents both plaintiffs and defendants with respect to patent infringement matters as well as trade secret misappropriation and contract-related matters. She also represents internationally-based clients and has served as counsel for both domestic and international proceedings. Ms. Moken represents clients in the biotech, regenerative medicine, chemical and pharmaceutical fields, as well as the mechanical and electrical arts, with a broad practice that includes client counseling, due diligence, licensing, trade secrets, unfair competition, dispute resolution, and strategy for intellectual property and business goals. She has practiced before federal district and appellate courts and the International Trade Commission.  Her scientific background as a trailblazer in the field of antibiotic resistance, and her work in industry, further enhances her ability to develop clients’ protective business infrastructure, as well as intellectual property and corporate strategies to best achieve their business goals.

“I am thrilled to join Paul Hastings and its powerhouse Intellectual Property team,” said Moken. “With strength across the board in Life Sciences and Technology, Paul Hastings is the perfect platform to serve my clients and partner with them to achieve success.”

The Paul Hastings Intellectual Property practice has received a steady stream of industry accolades, including:

  • The firm was named American Lawyer’s Transatlantic IP Team of the Year.

  • The firm was named LMG Life Sciences’ 2019 IPR Team of the Year

  • Bruce Wexler, Eric Dittmann, and Isaac Ashkenazi were named “New York Trailblazers” by the New York Law Journal.

  • The firm was named Life Sciences Litigation Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property.

  • Naveen Modi was named PTAB Outstanding Litigator of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property.

  • The firm was named 2019 Post-Grant Firm of the Year in IAM Magazine’s Global IP Awards.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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