King & Spalding this week said that a group of 13 healthcare lawyers, including six partners, have joined the firm's Houston and Washington, DC, offices.
Joining King & Spalding as partners are Dennis Barry, Christopher Keough, and Joseph Lynch in Washington, DC; and Gary Eiland, Dennis Dunn, and Nancy LeGros in Houston.
In addition, counsel Stephanie Webster and associates Harold Richards, Robert Waters, Lori Mihalich, Daniel Hettich, Adam Robison, and Christina Gonzalez are joining the firm's healthcare practice.
The entire group joins King & Spalding from Houston-based law firm Vinson & Elkins.
King & Spalding also said last week said that it has hired Peter Dehlinger and Judy Mohr as partners in the intellectual property practice in K&S’ Silicon Valley offices.
Stratagem IPM, a UK-based intellectual property management company, said this week that it has appointed David Roberts as chairman.
Roberts succeeds Laurence Jenkins, who is retiring after seven years in the role.
Most recently, Roberts served as senior vice president of IP at GlaxoSmithKline until his retirement last year; and global head of IP at GSK and legacy companies SmithKline Beecham and Beecham Pharmaceuticals for 27 years.
Roberts is also a non-executive director on the steering board of the UK IP Office.
Non-profit research and development organization Battelle said this week that it has named Jeffrey Wadsworth as its next president and CEO. Wadsworth will succeed Carl Kohrt when he retires at the end of this year.
Wadsworth joined Battelle in 2002 after working for 10 years in various leadership positions at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. While at Battelle, he served as laboratory director of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Most recently, he managed Battelle’s global lab business and served on the advisory board of Battelle Ventures.
The US Patent and Trademark Office has appointed Stephen Smith as the agency’s chief administrative officer, the USPTO said last week.
Smith will be responsible for leading the offices of civil rights, human resources, and corporate services.
Prior to joining USPTO, Smith served more than 27 years with the US Army, including service as an infantry battalion commander in Desert Shield/Desert Storm and as chief of staff of the multi-national peacekeeping forces in the US sector of Bosnia. He has also served as the senior military assistant to the US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.