February 24, 2014
Polsinelli announced today the addition of two highly skilled patent attorneys bolstering the firm’s intellectual property capabilities in Denver and nationally. Shareholder Timothy A. Worrall and Counselor Milan M. Vinnola are both accomplished at developing strategies for clients including obtaining, protecting and enforcing patents. They focus on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy and clean-tech industries.

“We are very excited to welcome Tim and Milan to the firm,” said Science and Technology Chair Patrick C. Woolley. “We continue to attract very sophisticated and experienced attorneys who are committed to investing in their clients’ business and who have a deep understanding of the complex issues faced by science and technology industries.”

Tim Worrall brings more than 12 years of experience in patent protection and enforcement along with a roster of national clients. In the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors, several of his clients have early through late stage clinical candidates and approved drug products. He also represents numerous clients in the traditional energy, clean-tech, and material science. Worrall earned his law degree from the University of California-Berkeley, School of Law, and his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Milan Vinnola works with established and emerging companies in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, chemical, energy and semiconductor areas. She helps clients identify, monitor and assess the infringement risks of third-party patents and evaluates patent enforcement strategy. Vinnola’s Hatch-Waxman experience and her understanding of biotechnology and pharmaceutical technologies match closely with Polsinelli’s patent and litigation capabilities. Vinnola earned her law degree, cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center, and her M.S. in Engineering and Applied Physics in Biomedicine from Johns Hopkins University.

“We are very happy about our move to Polsinelli,” said Worrall. “The firm has a strong national focus and experience that mirrors and allows us to expand our existing practices to the benefit of our clients.”
“We were attracted to Polsinelli’s national intellectual property capabilities and its commitment to client satisfaction,” said Vinnola. “We look forward to working with a national team and growing the firm’s capabilities in Denver.”

Polsinelli features a multidisciplinary team of patent attorneys and scientists in Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Kansas City, New York, Phoenix and St. Louis. The attorneys handle numerous complex issues facing technology and science companies, including issues related to animal science, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, software, open source, data protection, privacy, health care IT, among many others.