Cooley hires trio to launch patent practice

August 4, 2015 Cooley is launching a patent practice in London and has hired a trio of lawyers from Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo to lead the way. Joining Cooley are David Wraige, Jacqueline Ireland and Daniel Sellwood.

Wraige is a European patent attorney with clients in the US and UK. He advises on patent drafting, prosecution and EPO oppositions. Ireland, also a European patent attorney, works mainly on cases related to the biochemistry and molecular genetics industry. Sellwood is qualified in the UK. He focuses on European patent prosecutions, portfolio management and foreign prosecution work.

Cooley has had fast start to its practice in London, launching in January with a team of 55 lawyers it picked up from Edward Wildman Palmer and Morrison & Foerster. The firm is aiming to boost its revenues in London to $40m, leading to its latest expansion effort.

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