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Principals Alice Carroll, Susan Glovsky and Deirdre Sanders Were Honored by Best Lawyers ® 2017 "Women in Law" Spring Edition

March 26, 2017

Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds is pleased to announce that three Principals are featured in the Best Lawyers 2017 “Women in the Law” Spring Business Edition.   Alice Carroll and Deirdre Sanders are recognized for their expertise in Patent work.   Susan Glovsky is recognized for her trademark expertise.

John L. DuPré, President and Principal of Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds, remarked, “Alice, Susan and Deirdre bring sophisticated patent and trademark experience to address the complex needs of our wide variety of clients.   Our firm is proud of their recognition by Best Lawyers®. Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds has long been committed to supporting exceptional women as members of the firm and of our legal staff.” 

Alice is a Principal of the firm and a member of the firm’s Management Committee.  She has 29 years of experience, concentrating her practice in patent law, licensing and due diligence matters. Alice’s clients have turned to her for U.S. and foreign patent preparation and prosecution, drafting and negotiating license agreements, infringement and freedom to operate studies and opinions, research support agreements, and confidentiality agreements.

Susan is a Principal of the firm and a trial attorney with 36 years of experience. Susan devoted much of her career to litigating complex trademark, trade dress, copyright, patent conflicts, patent office proceedings, and trademark opposition and cancellation proceedings.

Deirdre is a Principal of the firm with 23 years of experience in strategic biotechnology patent prosecution and counseling and in intellectual property litigation and enforcement.  Deirdre’s patent practice focuses on biotechnology, with a particular emphasis on biologics, including antibody-based therapeutics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, immuno-oncology and immunotherapy, genetic diagnostics, protein-based sensors, and drug discovery and development.


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ABOUT Hamilton Brook Smith Reynolds

Hamilton, Brook, Smith & Reynolds, P.C. is among New England’s largest law firms devoted to the practice of intellectual property law.  The firm specializes in patents, trademarks, intellectual property litigation, copyrights, licensing, due diligence, opinions, trade secrets, and intellectual property counseling.  The firm’s legal professionals provide extensive scientific and technical expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, computer hardware and software, telecommunications, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, physics, optics, nanotechnology, and electrical, chemical and mechanical engineering.