Attorney and Molecular Biologist Dr. Kathryn Piffat Joins Pearl Cohen's Boston-based Life Sciences Group

Mar 15, 2016, 09:00 ET from Pearl Cohen

BOSTON, March 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the growing importance of microbiology to the growth of the world economy, Pearl Cohen (, a law firm specializing in intellectual property, commercial law and litigation, has named Dr. Kathryn Piffat, a distinguished scientist and attorney to the Life Science Group of its Boston Office.

"Pearl Cohen represents some of the most innovative organizations in the life sciences space from company formation through exit. We provide counsel and guidance across a range of services including patent strategy, patent prosecution, opinion work, licensing, securities, corporate, commercial and litigation to advance our clients' objectives.  Dr. Piffat's scientific and legal experience enables the firm to provide our Boston clients with the highest levels of experience and professionalism," said Mark Cohen, Senior Partner and Chair of the Life Science Practice Group.

Dr. Piffat, formerly with Edwards Wildman Palmer (now Locke Lord) and Fish & Richardson, has also been a Lecturer in International Intellectual Property at Boston University Law School and was third year editor of its law journal. In addition to a B.A. in biology from Swarthmore College, she holds an M.A. in biology from Boston University and a law degree from Boston University Law School. In 2001 she was awarded a Ph.D. in molecular biology from Boston University.  She has given numerous presentations and has authored or co-authored various law-related and scientific papers and other publications.

According to MarketsandMarkets, the second-largest market research firm worldwide in terms of premium market research reports, the global microbiology market just for clinical applications is $6.7 billion dollars and is expected to grow at an annual rate of 13 percent. "This is an area where Peal Cohen already has great strength," said Cohen. "Dr. Piffat's addition sets us apart as a firm few can approach in terms of knowledge of the law and scientific understanding."

About Pearl Cohen
Pearl Cohen Zedek Latzer Baratz ( is an international law firm with offices in New York, Boston, London, Tel Aviv, Herzliya and Haifa. Representing innovation-driven companies and their investors, Pearl Cohen advises clients around the world, from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups.

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