Attorneys & Professionals
Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP is pleased to announce that Carey Jordan, a partner in the firm’s Houston office, has been named as the chair of the firm’s intellectual property (IP) practice group. Jordan, who joins a small number of female IP group chairs at large American law firms, has more than two decades of experience advising both large and small clients on patent prosecution and global intellectual property portfolio management.
“Carey is talented lawyer, a trusted leader and a team player,” said Vorys Managing Partner Michael Martz. “Our IP group includes attorneys and patent professionals located in offices across the country. Carey has developed unique and innovative ways to connect these professionals and ensure we are providing across-the-board IP support to a diverse group of clients from a wide variety of industries.”
The Vorys IP team includes nearly 30 professionals across the firm who guides clients through complex strategic planning, sensitive negotiations and other important details of intellectual property protection. The group has extensive experience and offer full service assistance for intellectual property issues, including those related to acquisition, protection, enforcement, and exploitation of patents, trademarks, copyrights, and industrial designs, as well as in unfair competition, trade secrets, computer law, and related matters. Vorys professionals also have a wealth of experience in a number of highly technical areas, including chemical, pharmaceutical, mechanical, business methods, electrical, computer, software, and biotech.
In her practice, Jordan assists clients with agreements (technology transfer, joint development and other research agreements), licenses, transactions and risk consulting in the chemicals, energy and materials science arenas. In addition, she has experience handling complex post-grant review procedures for U.S. patents at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes review proceedings. Jordan is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), where she serves as the chairperson of its Mergers and Acquisitions Committee. She is the former chairperson of the AIPLA’s Women in IP Law Committee. Jordan has been recognized as a leader in the World Intellectual Property Review, The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers and Partners, IAM’s World’s Leading Patent Practioners, and others. Jordan received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Houston Law Center. She received her M.S. and BS magna cum laude from Clemson University.
About Vorys: Vorys was established in 1909 with just four attorneys and has grown to nearly 375 attorneys in eight offices in Ohio, Washington, D.C., Texas, Pennsylvania and California. Vorys currently ranks as one of the 200 largest law firms in the United States according to American Lawyer magazine.