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Gowlings Welcomes Senior Patent Attorney To Its Life Sciences Group In Russia / CIS

Jun. 20, 2011
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June 20, 2011 – Gowlings Russia / CIS is very pleased to welcome Alexander Sobolev, a senior patent attorney and accomplished Russian scientist, to its Life Sciences Group.

Sobolev is a significant addition to Gowlings’ growing Moscow-based legal team, which has added six new IP lawyers in the past year.

A graduate of Moscow State University with a PhD in biochemistry, Sobolev also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the IUPUI School of Medicine in Indianapolis, in the U.S. Over his 25-year career, Sobolev has invented/authored several of his own patents. He has written extensively in the life sciences field in both Russian and English languages.

His professional skills include strategic advice, patent drafting and prosecution in pharmaceutical and biotech sciences before Russian, CIS and Eurasian patent offices. Prior to joining Gowlings, Sobolev worked as a senior specialist with one of the leading IP rights protection firms in Russia.

“Alexander brings to Gowlings an impressive career dedicated to biochemistry, pharma and patents,” said David Aylen, Managing Partner of Gowlings’ in Moscow. “With the addition of Alexander to our expanding team, Gowlings’ now has the strongest Life Sciences Group in Russia. This is what our pharmaceutical and biochemistry clients really needed”.

“I’m thrilled” Sobolov said. “Gowlings gives me an opportunity to expand my professional skills and work with the Canadian Life Sciences Group that is so well known worldwide.”

Gowlings’ Moscow office, which this year celebrates 20 years in Russia and the CIS, has been consistently recognized as a leading legal services provider for all aspects of intellectual property law. It was named the Best Intellectual Property Team in Russia at World Finance’s 2010 Legal Awards and Best Lawyers in Russia® (CIS) 2011 recognized four lawyers from the Moscow office. Its professionals are consistently highly ranked and frequently featured in a number of the premier international legal rankings such as Chambers Global, PLC Which Lawyer?, Managing Intellectual Property and Guide to the World's Leading Trade Mark Law Practitioners.


About Gowlings

Gowlings is a global law firm, with over 750 professionals across nine offices in Canada, the U.K. and Russia. Recognized for excellence in business law, advocacy and intellectual property, Gowlings provides dedicated industry expertise in the resource, infrastructure, life sciences, government, financial services, technology and manufacturing sectors. Combining traditional legal services with innovative solutions in a number of highly specialized areas of law and business, Gowlings has developed a stellar reputation as a global go-to law firm. Visit www.gowlings.com.


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