Josh Weinger is an Associate in Goodwin’s Boston office.
BMW: When you were 8, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Josh: When I was eight years old, I wanted to be a scientist, though I definitely did not really understand what that meant at the time. I come from a very science-oriented family, so at least some of it was probably my parents’ influence, but I also always loved learning about how things worked and the process of coming up with ideas and then trying to figure out if they were right. Growing up, I made many disastrous messes in my family’s kitchen doing “experiments.” My interest in science got more sophisticated over time and has stuck with me through today.
BMW: Where would we find you on a Saturday afternoon?
Josh: On most Saturday afternoons you’d find me hanging out with my kids. I have two boys, ages two and four. They have a ton of energy, so on the weekends we need to get them out of the house as much as possible. Usually that means a trip to the park, or the Museum of Science, the zoo, the New England Aquarium, or someplace like that. My kids are a lot of fun, but completely exhausting!
BMW: What motivates you to work in the life sciences/biosimilars field?
Josh: When I decided to leave academic science and go to law school, I was looking for different kind of work and a change in my day-to-day routine, but I didn’t lose my interest in biochemistry and other life sciences and my desire to remain as close to the forefront of those areas as possible. As an IP litigator, particularly dealing with biologic drugs and other pharmaceuticals, I have been able to apply my experience from my first career as a scientist and to stay connected to the field that I left. I deeply enjoy the challenges that arise at this intersection of patent law and biotechnology/pharmaceutical sciences.
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