McDermott Will & Emery announces three new partners


Law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP has kicked off the New Year by promoting three of its IP attorneys to partner.

Kevin Shortsle and Shon Lo at the firm’s Chicago branch and John Low from the Houston office took up the position as of January 1.

Shortsle focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counselling in the life sciences field.

Prior to joining the firm he worked as a patent examiner for the US Patent and Trademark Office where he reviewed patent applications in the fields of chemical and materials engineering.

Lo focuses on patent and trademark litigation and has advised clients in industries including medical devices, entertainment and food products.

Low, also a patent litigator, focuses on matters concerning genetically modified crops and pharmaceuticals, as well as cellular and wireless networking technologies.

The trio (pictured below) are among a list of 23 lawyers across a range of business areas who have been promoted.

“We are very excited to welcome these outstanding attorneys to the partnership,” said Peter Sacripanti, co-chair of the firm.

“These … extraordinary lawyers represent the future of our firm.”

Jeffrey Stone, also co-chair, said: “On behalf of all the partners, we applaud each and every one of these exceptional attorneys for their many achievements over the years and we congratulate them on their new roles.”

McDermott Will & Emery has more than 1,000 lawyers, and has offices across the US and Europe as well as Seoul, in South Korea. 

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