Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, announced that Drew Hissong, Ph.D. has joined its Washington DC office as a partner. At Merchant & Gould, Dr. Hissong will practice intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent prosecution, opinions, interferences and client counseling for biotech and pharmaceutical clients.
Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Dr. Hissong was a partner at Sughrue Mion in Washington DC in their biotech/pharma group. He has a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. Dr. Hissong has traveled extensively in Japan and Korea, lecturing to both law firms and corporations on U.S. patent law and practice.