Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC announces the arrival of experienced intellectual property lawyer Tim Wyckoff as partner based in Washington State, strengthening the firm’s national footprint on the West coast. KDB also announces the additions of associates Erin Martell and Trevor Bannister in its New Jersey office and in Pittsburgh, respectively.
With more than 15 years of experience in IP law, including several years as in-house counsel for a large German semiconductor company, Wyckoff joins KDB from SpryIP, LLC, which h e founded in 2009. His practice focuses on patent preparation and prosecution in electrical engineering, computer science and other technology applications, portfolio management and client counseling.
“Tim is a terrific addition to our team,” said Scott Bluni, KDB partner and Chief Operating Officer. “His experience aligns perfectly with our model of hiring experienced and specialized IP talent. Tim’s background and perspective as both a seasoned patent and in-house lawyer will serve our clients well on the West coast and beyond.”
For Wyckoff, the attraction to KDB was the firm’s efficient operating model as a national network of lawyers and the high caliber of KDB’s work for clients.
“It was a natural fit,” said Wyckoff, noting that he was “very impressed” with KDB’s partner involvement in client cases and vision for the 30-lawyer firm. “KDB and I are both looking to expand our client bases and share the same values of impeccable client treatment, innovation and flexibility.”
In addition to being in private practice, Wyckoff was an in-house attorney overseas in Munich for a large semiconductor company, where he was responsible for developing and implementing an in-house U.S. patent procurement filing strategy for the company. A graduate of George Mason University School of Law with a concentration in IP, Wyckoff has a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from George Mason University.
Erin Martell joins the firm as an associate based in the Princeton office. Previously with Kenyon and Kenyon and BSH Home Appliances Corporation, Martell graduated with a J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law. She received her Master’s degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and her Bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Boston University.
Trevor Bannister joins KDB from Pepper Hamilton. Based in Pittsburgh, Bannister is a J.D. graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law and a B.A. graduate in both computer science and biological sciences from the State University of New York.
Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC, is a full-service intellectual property law firm focused on providing clients with the best IP attorneys regardless of their location. Founded in 2003 by John Kacvinsky, formerly with an Am Law 100 firm and Intel Corp.’s in-house team, KDB was among the nation’s first law firms to focus exclusively on recruiting and retaining talent regardless of location. Through a well-connected network of attorneys nationwide, KDB keeps overhead low and client rates competitive while recruiting experienced IP counsel, most of whom were former in-house counsel, scientists and engineers. With a 30-lawyer network throughout the United States and in dedicated and efficient shared-space offices in Massachusetts, New Jersey, North Carolina and Washington, D.C., KDB’s scope is unlimited with clients ranging from start-ups to universities to global Fortune 20 companies.