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Mayer Brown, a leading global law firm, announced that New York Intellectual Property partners Lisa Ferri and Terri Gillis were named by Managing Intellectual Property to its “IP Stars –Top 250 Women in IP” list of the leading female intellectual property lawyers in the United States. Ms. Ferri and Ms. Gillis also were named to the publication’s inaugural list in 2013.

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. Her experience spans a broad range of therapeutic areas and technologies, and she serves as lead counsel for high-profile companies in federal courts, Patent Office Inter Partes reviews, the International Trade Commission and the Federal Circuit Courts of Appeals. 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.