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Peter Dini, David Burns, John Curran, Joseph Gess, Melissa Hayworth, Teresa Stanek Rea, Randolph Ross, Asaf Batelman, Mary Bram, Deborah Yellin

Boston-based intellectual property law firm Lahive & Cockfield last week said that Peter Dini, David Burns, and John Curran have joined the partnership.
Dini specializes in patent counseling and strategic planning in the biotechnology arena. He received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a PhD from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Burns assists clients in strategic development, protection, and management of IP with a focus on alternative energy, medical devices, optical electronics, and other electronics and IT fields. He received his law degree from Suffolk University Law School and a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Massachusetts.
Curran’s practice focuses on the preparation and processing of patent applications in computer-related applications. He received his law degree from Framingham State College and an undergraduate degree from Boston College.

Crowell & Moring, a Washington, DC-based law firm, said this week that it has added a team of seven patent prosecutors and litigators to its intellectual property group.

The new additions include partners Joseph Gess, Melissa Hayworth, and Teresa Stanek Rea. Also joining the group are counsel Randolph Ross, and associates Asaf Batelman, Mary Bram, and Deborah Yellin.

The Scan

Just Breathing

A new analysis suggests that most Mycobacterium tuberculosis is spread by aerosols from breathing, rather than by coughing, the New York Times reports.

Just Like This One

NPR reports that the World Health Organization has hired a South African biotech company to recreate mRNA vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 that is similar to the one developed by Moderna.

Slow Start

The Wall Street Journal reports that Biogen's Alzheimer's disease treatment had revenues for July through September that totaled $300,000.

Genome Research Papers on Cancer Chromatin, Splicing in the Thymus, Circular RNAs in Cancer

In Genome Research this week: analysis of bivalent chromatin sites, RBFOX splicing factors' role in thymic epithelial cells, and more.