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Award-winning IP and corporate lawyers new leaders of Procopio’s thriving Life Sciences practice – Procopio

Procopio’s Life Sciences practice has two new leaders with decades of experience serving industrial clients with intellectual property and corporate law services. Award-winning attorneys Xiaofan “Frank” Yang and Helen Goldstein take over the leadership of a growing practice with an extensive range of clients. Frank is a Ph.D. chemist who provides comprehensive strategic IP consulting to public and private biotechnology, pharmaceutical, digital healthcare and medical device companies. Helen represents life sciences and other industry clients on a variety of corporate law matters, including mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance, technology transactions and licensing, and commercial contracts.

Attorneys in Procopio’s Life Sciences practice bring decades of law firm and in-house experience, from life-saving pharmaceuticals to breakthrough biotechnologies. They represent emerging and mature companies and provide innovators in biological, genomic, diagnostic, e-health, digital health technologies and other life sciences companies with a full suite of legal services, including business formation, financing and venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, IP Advisory, Strategy & Litigation, Licensing, Privacy & Cyber ​​Security, Employment & Real Estate.

Frank’s patent advisory and prosecution experience creates and protects intellectual property as primary value propositions for growth companies at all stages of business, from proof of concept to clinical development, regulatory approval and product launch. Frank also has experience conducting due diligence on complex corporate financings, public offerings, partner/licensing transactions and mergers and acquisitions. He has a global client base, including companies and investors in the US, Europe and Asia. After receiving his BS in polymer chemistry and Ph.D. in organic synthesis, Frank worked as a medicinal chemist in the pharmaceutical industry for over four years before becoming a patent practitioner in 2006. I AM Patent 1000 and named Leader of Influence in Life Sciences 2023 by the Business Journal of San Diegohe is a member of the company’s management committee

Helen advises companies from the earliest stages where intellectual property protection and regulatory compliance are critical to success. Helen works closely with lawyers within the firm’s practices to ensure smooth transactions for her clients. She has project management experience and a reputation for developing out-of-the-box solutions to new challenges. She has been named Best Lawyers® One to Watch 2024 for corporate law and mergers and acquisitions law.

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