Sunstein Kann Murphy & Timbers
LLP, a leading intellectual property law firm based in Boston, has
announced that Isabelle A.S. Blundell, Ph.D. has joined the firm as Counsel and
member of its Life Sciences Practice Group.
Dr. Blundell has 15 years experience practicing patent law in law firm and
corporate settings in the chemical and life sciences. She handles patent
prosecution matters, portfolio development, product clearance, intellectual
property due diligence, and agreements involving transfer of intellectual
Fields in which Dr. Blundell has prosecuted patents include chemistry,
pharmaceuticals, biochemistry, diagnostics, and medical devices. Some
specific technologies she has handled include small molecules for immune
mediated diseases, solid organ transplant, neglected diseases, pharmaceutical
additives for drug delivery, and synthetic polymers and biomaterials for tissue
healing, cosmetic and orthopedic applications.
Prior to joining Sunstein, Dr. Blundell served as Senior Patent Counsel at a
leading life sciences company for nine years and before then was an associate
and technology specialist at a large Boston-based law firm.
Dr. Blundell obtained her Ph.D. in organic chemistry at the Université de
Paris Sud and was a post-doctoral fellow at Rutgers University. She also was an
industrial post-doctoral fellow at a life sciences company where she conducted
custom organic syntheses for the biotechnology and pharmaceutical
industries. She received her J.D. cum laude from Suffolk University Law
"We are privileged to be joined by Dr. Blundell who brings a wealth of
experience in the practice of patent law as well as deep practical knowledge
from her years of working in industry," said Robert Kann, Managing Partner of
SUNSTEIN. "Dr. Blundell’s great talents will strengthen our extensive and
growing life sciences practice."
SUNSTEIN provides legal representation with a focus on
intellectual property, including patent and trademark litigation, prosecution
and portfolio development. The firm works with clients in a range of
industries including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, financial services,
computers, semiconductors, electronics and consumer products. SUNSTEIN combines
technical expertise with legal skills to achieve outstanding results that
advance clients' businesses. For more information, visit www.sunsteinlaw.com.