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29 August 2012

Best Lawyers Names James Hatton, Q.C. as Vancouver’s 2013 Biotechnology Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers, the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named James P. Hatton, Q.C. as Vancouver’s 2013 “Biotechnology Law Lawyer of the Year”.

Only a single lawyer in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective practice area.  The lawyers being honored are recognized as having earned a “high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.”

At the same time, James was selected for inclusion in the seventh edition of Best Lawyers in Canada in the practice areas of Biotechnology Law and Intellectual Property Law.

James Hatton is a commercial solicitor with more than 20 years experience in assisting companies to exploit the value of their intellectual property assets, focusing on licensing and related transactions.

James takes particular interest in collaborations between life sciences research companies and pharmaceutical companies. Transactions of note include the Merck Cardiome alliance, and the Lilly United Therapeutics alliance, which was the Licensing Executives Society’s Health Care Sector’s “Deal of Distinction” for 2009.

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