Boston firm Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo has launched in Palo Alto, taking over patent filing boutique Reed Intellectual Property Law Group.
The acquisition is part of a push into California, with Mintz Levin planning to bolster its office in Los Angeles.
Mintz Levin’s move follows that of other Boston-based firms such as WilmerHale and Ropes & Gray who opened in Palo Alto last year.
The Reed IP Group, led by biotech specialist Dianne Reed, brings a client roster including Bayer Healthcare and the California Institute of Technology.
Reed will take a three partner team with her on 1 May, consisting of Carol Schneider, Flavio Rose and Karen Canaan.