Fish & Richardson Principal Named Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly 2011 "Up & Coming Lawyer"

Boston, MA, May 4, 2011 - Fish & Richardson today announced that Jay Kugler DeYoung, a Principal in the firm's Patent Group, has been selected by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly as a 2011 "Up & Coming Lawyer." The prestigious award is given to a small group of attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the practice of law after only 10 years or less of practice. Ms. DeYoung will be honored at a reception at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston on June 2, 2011.

"We are very proud of Jay's selection as one of the top, young, up and coming lawyers in the region," said Tim French, Boston office Managing Principal for Fish & Richardson. "She is a talented patent attorney who has created a strong practice helping life sciences companies and research centers successfully translate their research into real-world applications."

At Fish, Ms. DeYoung's practice emphasizes U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, opinion work, and strategic counseling, primarily in biotechnology and other life sciences. She focuses on helping academic and research institutions, hospitals, and start-up biotech companies protect their cutting-edge and foundational scientific discoveries with strong intellectual property rights.

Her patent work covers all areas of molecular biology and biochemistry including recombinant nucleic acid and protein products and methods of producing them; methods of treating human and animal disease, including the use of immunotherapies such as the administration of antibodies or cells; transgenic animals and cell lines; virology, including methods of treating viral infections and producing viruses; and vaccines.

Ms. DeYoung received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2000, her M.S. in Biology from the University of Chicago in 2001, and her A.B. from the University of Chicago in 1992. She is admitted the bar in Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. DeYoung also is actively involved in the Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts' Mentoring Circles program.