BOSTON—Womble Bond Dickinson continues to build its fast-growing Boston office with the addition of patent attorney Benedict Hanrahan.

A former USPTO Patent Examiner, Hanrahan guides companies in the chemical, biomedical and electro-mechanical technologies sectors in patent applications and prosecution. He brings real-world experience to his patent practice, having spent three years as a plastics and manufacturing engineer.

Hanrahan comes to Womble Bond Dickinson from Shumaker & Sieffert. He also has experience with the US International Trade Commission’s Office of Unfair Import Investigations and the Commercial Litigation Branch of the US Department of Justice’s Intellectual Property Section.

“Intellectual property is a core practice, critically important to both the firm, generally, and for the Boston office,” said Sarah Keefe, Managing Partner of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office. “We continue to look for opportunities to add outstanding IP talent such as Ben.”

Womble Bond Dickinson’s Boston office has grown from four attorneys to 27 attorneys, patent agents and science advisors since opening in October 2017. In fact, Womble Bond Dickinson recently moved to a new and bigger office space in Independence Wharf to accommodate this rapid growth. The new office, which is located in Boston’s Financial District, more than doubles the square footage of the firm’s original Boston office.

Last month, the Boston Business Journal published an in-depth article on Womble Bond Dickinson’s success in Boston.