Charles Lyon Named 2011 Up & Coming Lawyer

Choate Press Release

 | May 10, 2011

Charles E. Lyon, DPhil, a partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Choate, has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2011 “Up & Coming Lawyer.”  The award recognizes attorneys who have practiced for 10 years or less and have already distinguished themselves in the practice of law.  Dr. Lyon will be honored at a reception at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on June 2.

At Choate, Dr. Lyon has led or been involved with hundreds of IP due diligences on behalf of investors, investment banks and potential acquirers or partners.  He routinely provides opinions regarding validity and infringement in the context of product clearances and abbreviated new drug applications.  Dr. Lyon is particularly sought after for his ability to clearly communicate issues that are most likely to affect the risks and overall valuation of the underlying transaction or product. 

Dr. Lyon also develops IP strategies and prosecutes patents for clients.  While he has represented clients across the life sciences, he has particular expertise developing portfolios relating to diagnostic tests, medical imaging, and drug delivery.  Dr. Lyon has also worked extensively in the areas of polymer chemistry and catalysis.

“This is a great honor for Charles and we are very proud that he was selected for this award,” said Bill Gelnaw and John Nadas, co-managing partners of Choate.  “Charles is an incredibly talented intellectual property attorney and he truly personifies what this award is all about.”

Dr. Lyon received his JD from Boston College Law School in 2006, his DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford University in 1999 and his MA and BA, first class honors, in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University in 2000 and 1996. 



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