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Boult Wade Tennant opens Berlin office

IP Law Firm Boult Wade Tennant announces the opening of its Berlin office. The new office location will further strengthen the firm’s presence in Europe, with their Madrid office having opened last year.

USPTO to Propose Rule Requiring Foreign Trademark Applicants to Use U.S. Licensed Attorneys to File Documents

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is working on developing a rule that would require foreign trademark applicants and registrants to be represented by a U.S. licensed attorney when filing trademark documents with the USPTO. The rule will enter a public comment period in November, when the Office plans to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking on the new requirement. The public comment period will end in February leading up to a final action next June which will become effective in July 2019.

Dr. Christal Sheppard joins IPwe as EVP of Strategy and Business Development

Dr. A. Christal Sheppard is joining IPwe as Executive Vice President of Strategy and Business Development. Christal was the Director of the first USPTO regional office. Additionally, she is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Nebraska, teaching Patent Law and International Intellectual Property.

Seven Steps to Cohesively Combining In-House Legal Departments in a Merger or Acquisition

Companies involved in a merger or acquisition often bring respective legal departments that must be combined after the M&A transaction closes. This presents a singular opportunity to build a new legal department that assimilates the best aspects of each legacy department and offers attorneys and other legal professionals an enhanced career platform. However, if the integration process is not carefully managed, that opportunity can be missed, limiting the potential of the new department, individual team members, and the business at large.

Hogan Lovells Appoints Burkhart Goebel as New Global Head of IP

 Hogan Lovells announced that it has appointed Burkhart Goebel as the new global head of the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) practice. Dr. Goebel will begin his role in the position as of 1 July.

Polsinelli Adds Leading Technology Lawyer William Tanenbaum in New York

Polsinelli announced the addition of prominent technology and intellectual property attorney William A. Tanenbaum to its New York office.  Tanenbaum joins the firm’s Technology Transactions & Data Privacy group and will serve as Co-Chair of the Healthcare Technology & Innovation Group.  His practice focuses on transactions, litigation, and strategic counseling in the intellectual property, technology, cybersecurity, health care IT and IP, financial services IT and IP, outsourcing and data-driven business sectors.       

13 Tools to Make Your Client Communications Stronger

We must communicate effectively to be helpful. If the client isn’t listening because our delivery is ineffective or off-putting, it doesn’t matter that our legal opinion was brilliant because they will not be listening. Every interaction counts. Here are 13 tips to improve client communications.

IP Lawyer Daniel Miller Joins Kasowitz

Daniel Miller has joined Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP as Special Counsel in the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group; he will be based in the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Intellectual Property Litigator Evan Rothstein Joins Arnold & Porter in Denver

Arnold & Porter announced this week that Evan Rothstein has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice, resident in the firm’s Denver office. Mr. Rothstein represents individuals and companies in complex and high-stakes disputes and has significant first-chair trial experience.  He advises clients across a broad range of technologies and industries with specific emphasis on media, advertising, software and hardware, gaming, and e-commerce. 

TJ Graham Joins Cooley in Palo Alto Office

TJ Graham is joining Cooley’s Palo Alto office as a partner in the firm’s technology transactions group. He arrives from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

Jeffrey N. Townes Joins Cozen O’Connor IP Department

Cozen O’Connor is pleased to announce Jeffrey N. Townes, one of the nation’s leading intellectual property (IP) attorneys, has joined its fast-growing IP department. Townes, who comes to the firm from LeClairRyan, joins Cozen O’Connor as a member and will reside in its Washington D.C. office.

Best Practices for Lawyer Managers: Managing People and Building a Practice

Great lawyer managers spend time to master the skills required for the job, and being a lawyer manager requires more leadership skill than legal knowledge. Great leaders know how to motivate people to achieve goals over a sustained period. This requires understanding each team member’s legal abilities and motivators… Managing a team of lawyers who are brighter and more educated on a topic than the manager can be difficult. It takes a manager with a lot of self-confidence to feel secure. Yet, the best legal managers always seek to hire lawyers who are smarter and more knowledgeable about certain topics.

Intellectual Property Litigator Steven Carlson Joins Robins Kaplan LLP as Partner in Silicon Valley

Robins Kaplan LLP® announced that Steven Carlson has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group as partner. A seasoned trial lawyer, Carlson will focus his practice on intellectual property litigation, including commercial, patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition.

Grace Pan Joins Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today the addition of Grace L. Pan to the firm’s New York City office as a partner on the firm’s internationally recognized Patent Litigation Team. Ms. Pan is a patent litigator and counselor representing clients from the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, and China.

Chad Ray Joins Munck Wilson Mandala

Munck Wilson Mandala recently announced that Chad Ray would be joining its Commercial Litigation Practice as a Senior Associate.  Ray applies a unique background bridging chemistry and law to represent clients in a variety of patent litigation matters, spanning electronics, automotive, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biologics and medical devices.