28 June 2017
New York
Reporter: Barney Dixon

Haley joins Ropes & Gray patent spin off


Ropes & Gray will name its spin off patent prosecution business Haley Guiliano, following the addition of James Haley as a name partner.

Haley Guiliano, which is set to launch later this year, will focus on worldwide IP rights management, including patent counselling, opinions, strategy, prosecution and litigation support.

Ropes & Gray announced in March that its new foray into the patent prosecution business would be a brand new firm led by Ropes & Gray partner Joe Guiliano.

Haley brings more than 40 years of experience in defending and enforcing patents in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical, pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Haley and Guiliano will also host other Ropes & Gray partners, including Jeffrey Ingerman and Richard Feustel. The firm will house around 100 employees in both New York and Silicon Valley.

Guiliano said: “We are excited to launch this new firm, and from day one, with this roster of experienced lawyers, we will be in a position to offer specialised, focused counsel on IP rights management matters on par with the best firms in the country.”

“The decision of a patent law giant like James Haley to join us is a further confirmation of that preeminence.”

Haley added: “I’m excited to start a new firm with Joe Guiliano and so many talented Ropes & Gray lawyers and technical advisors and staff in the IP rights management practice.”

“Our focus has always been on providing the highest standards of IP rights management and litigation counselling to our clients—and I believe this innovative restructuring is the best way to achieve that goal.”

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