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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced today that New York Intellectual Property partners Lisa Ferri and Terri Gillis were named to IP Stars –Top 250 Women in IP, a new publication from Managing Intellectual Property that profiles the leading female IP attorneys in the United States.

Ms. Ferri, who leads Mayer Brown’s Intellectual Property practice in New York, focuses her practice on patent and other complex intellectual property litigation, with particular emphasis in the life sciences field. She has acted as trial counsel for more than 20 years on behalf of a variety of technology companies in a number of federal district courts and the International Trade Commission. In addition, she has significant experience before appellate courts, in particular, the Federal Circuit. She also is an adjunct professor of law at Fordham University School of Law, where she teaches patent litigation.

Ms. Gillis has nearly 40 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law and has both trial and appellate experience, including significant jury trial experience. Holder of a degree in chemistry, she has represented diverse technology and industrial clients in a variety of courts regarding patent infringement, enforceability, misuse and validity, copyright infringement and validity, trademark infringement and dilution, unfair competition and trade secrets. She also has substantial experience counseling clients on IP strategy and acquisitions. Ms Gillis served as president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association in 2011-12.

IP Stars –Top 250 Women in IP provides in-house IP counsel with detailed information about each of the 250 IP Stars listed in the book, who were selected based on surveys and interviews with partners at law firms across the US.