M Mitchell Oates, an associate in BakerHostetler’s litigation group and resident in the firm’s Philadelphia office, is an experienced litigator who focuses his practice on complex commercial litigation, including antitrust and intellectual property matters. Mr Oates has represented diverse corporate clients in various industries as both plaintiffs and defendants, including representation of pharmaceutical companies in patent infringement litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. Before pursuing a career in law, Mr Oates was a behavioural neuroscience researcher and completed a master’s degree in neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. Because of his broad scientific background, he has often been called upon in connection with litigation and pre-litigation matters involving technical subject matter. Mr Oates served as a law clerk to US District Judge Richard J Holwell of the Southern District of New York and Judge Wilfred Feinberg of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.