Michael Shuster Named One of California's Top IP Portfolio Managers

April 8, 2009 (Mountain View and San Francisco, CA) – Fenwick & West congratulates Michael Shuster, Intellectual Property Partner and Co-Chair of the firm's Life Sciences Group, for being named one of the Top 25 Leading Portfolio Managers in California by the Daily Journal. The annual supplement recognizes California’s top 25 portfolio managers and patent prosecutors whose work had a significant impact on IP law and related legal business.

Dr. Shuster provides strategic intellectual property legal services to biotechnology and chemical/pharmaceutical companies. His practice includes patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, due diligence, litigation and opinion work. His clients range from start-ups and established biotechnology companies to venture capital firms and research universities and hospitals, including Abbott Laboratories, Monogram Biosciences, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and the UC Regents.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. Fenwick & West is committed to providing innovative, cost-effective and practical legal services that focus on global technology industries and issues. We differentiate ourselves by having a deeper understanding of our clients' technologies, industry environments and business needs than is typically expected of lawyers.