BioRestorative Therapies Appoints John M. Desmarais, J.D. to Its Board of Directors
December 02, 2015: 08:00 AM ET
MELVILLE, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — BioRestorative Therapies, Inc. (“BRT” or the “Company”) (OTCBB:BRTX), a life sciences company focused on stem cell-based therapies, today announced the appointment of John M. Desmarais, J.D. to its Board of Directors.
“We are thrilled to welcome John to our Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience working with companies at all phases of development from start-up to blue chip, and we believe that this perspective will be invaluable as we advance our brtxDISC™ and ThermoStem® programs,” said BioRestorative CEO, Mark Weinreb. “Throughout his distinguished legal career, John has established himself as a highly capable leader with a broad skill set and comprehensive professional network which can directly benefit the Company in the future. We look forward to John’s anticipated contributions as a member of the Board.”
Mr. Desmarais is the founding partner of Desmarais LLP, an intellectual property trial boutique, and the founder and owner of Round Rock Research LLC, a patent licensing company. From 1997 to 2009, he was a partner at the international law firm of Kirkland & Ellis LLP and served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2004 to 2009. Prior to joining Kirkland and after practicing in the area of intellectual property litigation and counseling for several years, he left private practice to serve as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York, where for three years he represented the federal government in criminal jury trials.
Mr. Desmarais’ $1.5 billion judgment for Alcatel-Lucent against Microsoft was one of the largest plaintiff’s jury verdicts in a patent infringement action.
In 2015, Mr. Desmarais was selected by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine as New York IP Litigator of the Year and one of its IP Stars. Mr. Desmarais was selected as the 2012 New York City Litigation Patent Lawyer of the Year by The Best Lawyers in America (2012), 18th Edition. In 2011, Mr. Desmarais was selected by Intellectual Property Asset Management (IAM) Magazine as one of the top 50 individuals, companies and institutions that have helped shape the IP market over the prior eight years. He was selected by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine as U.S. Intellectual Property Practitioner of the Year 2008.
Mr. Desmarais is a member of the bars of New York and Washington, D.C., the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and various other federal district courts and courts of appeal. He is also registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Desmarais obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College and a law degree from New York University.
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Desmarais, John M. [MC????]
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I believe that John is a member of the Class of 1985.
McEneney, Mike (MC1953)
[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]
Desmarais, John M. [MC1985]
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