March 28, 2018
Jenner & Block Partners Susan J. Kohlmann and Steven R. Trybus are recognized by The National Law Journal in its 2018 list of “Intellectual Property Trailblazers.”  The list honors people who “continue to make their mark on various aspects of legal work in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law.”  Ms. Kohlmann and Mr. Trybus are among only 25 “trailblazers” and were chosen among hundreds of nominations. 
In the NLJ’s profile of Ms. Kohlmann, she shares how she became involved in trademark and copyright work.  The profile highlights her work representing the estate of John Steinbeck’s wife Elaine over who owns the rights to the author’s works, as well as her successful representation of Viacom against Google and YouTube in 2007 that involved some important decisions on how to deal with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act.
In Mr. Trybus’ profile, he discusses how his chemical engineering background led him to patent litigation.  The profile spotlights his multijurisdictional matters, including his representation of the Broad Institute in litigation over the CRISPR genome editing tool and his work as part of the team that achieved a victory for Coherus BioSciences Inc. when the Patent Trial and Appeal Board invalidated a patent for AbbVie Biotechnology’s autoimmune disease drug Humira.
Please click here for the full list of honorees.