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Richard McCormick is a partner in the New York office of Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property practice. He has represented innovator pharmaceutical, biotech, and medical device companies in patent infringement and licensing dispute matters, including Hatch-Waxman litigations and inter partes reviews in the Patent Office. Richard has also advised clients on FDA regulatory issues implicating the patent laws, prepared patent validity/enforceability and freedom-to-operate opinions, and performed patent due diligence in connection with pre-litigation assessments, IP in-licensing and M&A transactions.

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Welcome to Immuno-Innovation, Mayer Brown’s blog reporting at the intersection of Immunotherapy and Intellectual Property law with legal analysis, updates on case law and legislative developments, as well as trend-spotting and best practices. Over the last twenty-five years, immunotherapy has been a fast-moving field (even if its newsworthy advances have appeared to proceed in increments), and the innovations that drive it are an abundant source of potentially valuable intellectual property rights. The goal of Immuno-Innovation is to provide the pharmaceutical and biotech industry, our peers and colleagues with timely insights into where the science is headed—and where patents and other IP might follow.

Even in ordinary times, the launch of this blog at the threshold of the 2020s would have been
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