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LEASON ELLIS WELCOMES SAFET METJAHIC, DR. PAUL M. ZAGAR, AND LAUREN BETH EMERSON

Posted on 6 November 2017

Leason Ellis LLP is pleased to announce that patent attorneys Safet Metjahic and Dr. Paul M. Zagar have joined the firm as Partners and Lauren Beth Emerson, a trademark and copyright attorney, has joined as Counsel.

Safet Metjahic joins us from McGuireWoods LLP, where he was a Partner and head of the Patent Prosecution Group. Prior to joining that firm in 2007, he served more than 16 years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he was a Supervisory Patent Examiner. Safet has more than 22 years of experience in reexamination practice. He has trained and led teams in the handling and examination of high-profile reexamination applications.

Paul Zagar, M.D., previously a Partner with Blank Rome LLP, focuses his practice on all aspects of patent law. Prior to his legal career, Paul was a practicing general and vascular surgeon. As such, he has been an end user for many medical devices and has used this experience to advance the prosecution of medical device patent applications.

Lauren Emerson joins us from Baker Botts LLP, where she spent 10 years as an Associate. She enjoyed a prior career in branding, licensing and marketing at Pokémon USA, Inc. Lauren’s practice as a trademark and copyright attorney includes IP clearance, client counseling, portfolio management, agreement work and due diligence, as well as litigation and enforcement. Lauren currently serves as co-chair of the Copyright Law and Practice Committee of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association.