Greer Burns & Crain Opens California Office with Arrival of New Partners

Greer Burns & Crain Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in San Diego, California with the addition of two new partners Gregory P. Einhorn, Ph.D. and Eleanor M. Musick.  The California office strengthens GBC’s tech transfer and biotech practices and is conveniently located in the Del Mar Heights/Carmel Valley legal center of San Diego, less than 10 minutes to the San Diego Research Cluster and the Wireless Mecca.


Eleanor M. Musick is a partner in GBC’s new San Diego office.  Her intellectual property law practice focuses on patent and trademark prosecution, IP counseling, licensing and litigation. Prior to receiving her J.D., Eleanor worked as a semiconductor process engineer and instrumentation scientist. Eleanor earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics with a specialization in Earth Sciences from the University of California, San Diego. She did graduate studies in Electrical Engineering, focusing on solid state devices, electro-optics and optical communications, at San Diego State University.  More recently, Eleanor studied drug discovery and development as part of a professional certificate program through the University of California, San Diego Extension.


Gregory P. Einhorn, Ph.D. is a partner in GBC’s new San Diego office. His intellectual property law practice focuses on biotechnology-related intellectual property and portfolio “life cycle” management, with an emphasis on developing and implementing domestic and international patent filing and portfolio strategies, as well as intellectual property licensing, freedom to operate and due diligence evaluations and opinions, and litigation support. Greg is a former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, having served in the biotechnology group. Greg received a J.D. at the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.; a Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics at the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, in Baltimore, MD; and a D.D.S. from Georgetown University, School of Dentistry, Washington, D.C.


Eleanor says the pair chose GBC “because of the firm’s excellent reputation and because GBC is an excellent value proposition for institutional and start-up clients.”  GBC founding partner Patrick Burns says the firm is “thrilled to have Greg and Eleanor on board,” citing their “over 50 years of combined patent experience in San Diego.”