Scott E. McPherson, a respected San Diego biotech specialist and patent attorney, joined Hull McGuire PCas special counsel, effective June 1. He will work with shareholder Julie McGuire on IP management and transactions in North America and Europe.
McPherson has a B.A. in biology from the University of California-San Diego, and an M.S.P.H. in toxicology from the San Diego State Graduate School of Public Health. Between 1990 and 1999, he worked as a pharmacologist and toxicologist in the biotechnology industry.
He has worked as in-house counsel for Nanogen Inc. and as an attorney for DLA Piper and Townsend Townsend & Crew.
McPherson's work for Hull McGuire clients will include searches and opinions on freedom to operate; opinions on invalidity; management and evaluation; and some patent prosecution.
He also is expected to assist Dan Hull with Lanham Act claims, clean water and solid waste issues in the U.S. and the European Union, and environmental law legislative projects in Washington, D.C.