VLP Law Group LLP

PALO ALTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — VLP Law Group LLP today announced the addition of Jeremy A. Cubert and Richard N. Kimball. Jeremy will join the Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in the Washington D.C. area. Richard, based in Boston, focuses on corporate and transactional matters.

Jeremy A. Cubert joins VLP with over 17 years of experience in intellectual property law with a focus in the life sciences. He assists companies in all aspects of protecting and managing their intellectual property portfolios, including a significant practice in IP due diligence and portfolio analysis as well as counseling clients regarding the acquisition and licensing of intellectual property assets.

"We are excited to have Jeremy join our Intellectual Property practice. His experience compliments our group and deepens our expertise in life sciences and biotechnology," says David Roise, Chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. "I look forward to working with Jeremy."

Before joining VLP, Jeremy was partner in the Intellectual Property Group at Dickstein Shapiro in Washington, DC and a partner at the Clinical Technology Transfer Group in McLean, Virginia. Prior to that, he was also a staff attorney at the Federal Trade Commission and Technology Transfer Specialist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Jeremy is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, and holds a Master's Degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and a B.A. in Biology from Rutgers University. He is admitted to the bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland and the USPTO.

"Joining VLP will provide my practice and clients the flexibility in staffing, fee structure and the technology platform that will help to advance the services that I can provide. I look forward to working more in-depth with my clients and the VLP team," stated Jeremy.

Richard N. Kimball joins VLP as a member of the firm's Corporate, Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Securities & Capital Raising Practice Groups. Richard has over 23 years of experience representing investors and issuers in more than 200 domestic and international venture capital financing transactions of technology and life sciences companies and over a dozen issuers in initial public offerings before the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Richard's work and experience adds to VLP's depth and expertise, particularly working with emerging growth companies and the investors that finance and support them," stated Christopher La Chance, Founding Partner of VLP and Chair of the Corporate, Emerging Growth & Start-up Companies, Mergers & Acquisitions and Securities & Capital Raising Practice Groups. "We are excited about the continued growth in VLP's corporate practice and we are pleased to have Richard join the VLP team."

Prior to joining VLP, Richard was a Corporate Partner at Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP. He is admitted to the State Bar of Massachusetts. Richard received his B.S. from the University of Massachusetts and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

"VLP has the perfect blend of experienced attorneys and flexible and top-notch infrastructure," Richard stated. "I look forward to working with a talented group of lawyers to support my clients."

About VLP's Intellectual Property Practice:

Our Intellectual Property Practice Group is dedicated to providing the best protection of our clients' intellectual property (IP) at the most cost-effective rates available. We provide services across a range of industries, including biotechnology, high technology, clean technology, pharmaceutical technology, medical devices, software, engineering solutions, and other cutting edge technologies directed to meet the particular needs and stage of development of our clients.

Our attorneys and specialists can offer companies counseling, strategic advice, and specific protection for intellectual property in the fields of:
* Patent
* Trademark
* Copyright
* Trade Secret.

In addition, we work closely with clients to develop business strategies to enhance intellectual property protection and to advance its commercialization. We oversee our clients' interests in a variety of business transactions, such as licensing, drafting joint development and strategic alliance arrangements, and addressing the IP aspects of everyday business endeavors and potential litigation risks.

About VLP's Corporate Practice:

VLP has a broad-based corporate practice which is focused on the representation of start-up, middle market and later-stage companies across a range of industries, sectors and technologies, including life sciences, medical devices, clean tech and alternative energy, software, internet and e-commerce, telecommunications, semiconductors, advanced materials, consulting and professional services and government services. VLP's corporate attorneys strive to understand our clients' business and technology to allow us to better collaborate and provide advice with respect to ongoing operational and transactional matters. Our attorneys average over ten years' experience, much of it with large national and global law firms, and leverage that experience every day to deliver corporate legal services at a high level of efficiency and cost-effectiveness to VLP's clients.

For more information regarding corporate-related legal services that VLP offers, please visit the VLP website: Emerging Growth Companies & Venture Capital; M&A; and Securities & Capital Raising. We also provide counsel and assistance to our clients in a number of related areas, including executive and general employee compensation, technology transactions, and tax structuring and counseling.

About VLP:

Founded in 2008, VLP is a business and transactional law firm that delivers top quality, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Our practice reaches across many industry sectors, including high tech, life sciences, clean tech, retail, consumer products, edtech, and real estate. VLP has continued its strong growth, and is made up of noted attorneys with significant experience who believe VLP's unique, client-oriented and cost-effective model is the best platform for their practice. Our partners are regularly recognized by their peers as outstanding attorneys, and the firm has been recognized as a top company for its promotion of quality of life in the workplace. Our lean model means that we can provide sophisticated, focused services to our clients, and we can do it at competitive rates.

VLP partners represent clients that vary in size from individual executives and early-stage startups to Fortune 500 companies. Our clients include public and private corporations, venture capital investors, private equity funds, educational institutions and companies, nonprofits and individuals. We provide general corporate, licensing, contract, intellectual property protection and counseling, securities regulation, financing, merger and acquisition, real estate, commercial lending, tax, employment and other legal services.

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