Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati Further Expands IP Litigation Practice
-- Patent Litigation Expert Douglas H. Carsten Joins the Firm --

Alicia Towler White
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
(212) 497-7774

PALO ALTO, CA (June 27, 2011) - Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, the premier provider of legal services to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide, is pleased to announce that Douglas H. Carsten has become a partner at the firm. Carsten's practice focuses on complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and life sciences industries. He will be based in the firm's San Diego office.

"In the past several years, the firm has built a strong pharmaceutical practice, particularly in the generics field, where we have seen considerable demand from our clients for expertise in ANDA litigation," said CEO Steve Bochner. "In May, we added pharmaceuticals expert Jeff Hovden to our IP litigation practice in New York, and now we're delighted to welcome Doug to the firm. With his extensive experience representing generic drug companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, he will be a terrific addition to our patent litigation team, and also will serve as a valuable resource for clients when it comes to other life sciences patent matters."

Prior to joining Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Carsten was an IP litigation partner at Foley & Lardner. Aside from his expertise in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, including ANDA trials, Carsten has significant experience representing medical device and biotechnology companies in patent litigation matters. Earlier in his career, he was an attorney at Gray Cary Ware & Freidenrich (now DLA Piper) and Irell & Manella. Carsten received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1998, an M.A. in organic chemistry from Harvard University in 1995, and a B.S. in chemistry and English literature from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1993.

About the San Diego Office
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati's San Diego office brings to Southern California its unique brand of legal services specifically designed to meet the needs of life sciences, information technology, and growth companies at all stages of development. Opened in 2004 with four attorneys, the office has grown to a full-service location with nearly 35 attorneys. Our San Diego team's experience includes facilitating the corporate formation of start-ups, negotiating venture capital financing, and advising on complex technology and business transactions, as well as on strategic alliances and joint ventures. Our attorneys also are adept at preparing companies for initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and mergers and acquisitions, and providing representation on issues of corporate governance and employee benefits and compensation. In addition, our San Diego team has broad and deep experience in intellectual property counseling, including patents, technology transactions, and intellectual property litigation.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2011, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati offers a broad range of services and legal disciplines focused on serving the principal challenges faced by the management and boards of directors of business enterprises. The firm is nationally recognized as a leader in the fields of corporate governance and finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, securities litigation, employment law, intellectual property, and antitrust, among many other areas of law. With long-standing roots in Silicon Valley, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati has offices in Austin, Hong Kong, New York, Palo Alto, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Shanghai, and Washington, D.C. For more information, please visit