Charlestown Resident Named a ‘Massachusetts Super Lawyer’

Special to the Patriot-Bridge

Helen C. Lockhart, Ph.D

Helen C. Lockhart, Ph.D., of Charlestown, a shareholder with Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks, P.C., the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, was named a 2010 “Massachusetts Super Lawyer” by Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine and to its elite list of top 50 women Massachusetts Super Lawyers who received the highest point totals in the Massachusetts nomination, research and blue ribbon review process.

Massachusetts Super Lawyers identifies the top 5 percent of attorneys in the state, as chosen by their peers and through the independent research of Law & Politics.  About 31,000 attorneys in Massachusetts who have been licensed to practice for five years or more were surveyed.

Lockhart is member of firm’s Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical practice groups. Her practice involves securing and enforcing domestic and international intellectual property rights for universities, smaller and mid-sized companies, startups, and entrepreneurs.

Lockhart has broad experience in prosecuting biotechnology patents relating to human gene therapy, improved immune response modulators, drug delivery, catalytic molecules, antibodies, fluorescence based micro- and nano-analysis, cell culture, mass spectrometry, nucleic acid sequencing, polymer-based and biological-based drug delivery systems, antisense nucleic acid therapeutics, newly discovered genes for diagnostic and therapeutic uses, peptides, small molecule mimetics, combinatorial libraries, and drug screening assays.

Wolf Greenfield, the largest law firm in New England devoted exclusively to intellectual property law, serves companies that make everything from pharmaceuticals to software to electronics to snowboards, as well as representing academic research centers.  The firm counsels clients in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, trade secrets, and related licensing and litigation.

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