Posts Tagged: "Patent Attorneys"

Former Oblon Attorneys Launch Patent Firm Grüneberg and Myers

Dr. Kirsten Grüneberg and Eric Myers are pleased to announce the launch of a new international patent firm, Grüneberg and Myers PLLC. The attorneys both formerly practiced at Oblon, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt LLP, where Grüneberg was head of European Practice. They are forming the firm with a former Oblon colleague, Dr. Richard Chinn, a chemical patent attorney.

Matthew L. Fedowitz Joins Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney announces that Matthew L. Fedowitz has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property section as a shareholder in the firm’s Alexandria office. Fedowitz focuses his practice on helping clients in the pharmaceutical, life science and medical device fields with strategic patent portfolio development and patent prosecution, litigation in federal district court and inter partes proceedings before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Lessons from Five Years of PTAB Trials

As we mark the fifth anniversary of the effective date of Patent Trial and Appeal Board trials on September 16, we find that the early years of the practice have been a learning experience both for the PTAB and for PTAB practitioners.  Reflecting on the past five years, three key lessons emerge for practitioners, from practice and directly from the APJs presiding over these cases when they have spoken on topic: Follow the rules, including those that are explicit and those that are unspoken, know your audience, and focus on the facts.  

Winston & Strawn Adds Two Partners to California IP Practice

Winston & Strawn LLP is pleased to announce that Esha Bandyopadhyay and Nimalka Wickramasekera have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as partners in the Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, respectively. Esha joins the firm from Turner Boyd and Nimalka from Kirkland & Ellis LLP, where she and Esha previously worked together.

Womble Carlyle to Open Boston Office with IP Leader Sarah Keefe at the Helm

Womble Carlyle continues to grow by expanding into Boston effective September 1. The office initially will provide intellectual property and other services to clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, life sciences, and related industries. Longtime Womble Carlyle IP partner and practice group leader Sarah Keefe will serve as Office Managing Partner.

Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog, named as one of the World’s Leading IP Strategists by IAM

IPWatchdog is pleased to announce that IPWatchdog Founder, Gene Quinn, has been named to the 2017 IAM Strategy 300, which recognizes The World’s Leading IP Strategists. The award honors industry professionals who are changing the ways in which intellectual property is protected and managed, raising the bar on the practice of patent, trade secret, trademark and copyright law, and leading innovation in the field. The minimum requirement for inclusion in the guide is three nominations from outside the individual’s own organization, with nominees being thoroughly reviewed and vetted by an IAM committee.

Dentons adds three patent partners to IP and Technology Practice

Dentons, the global law firm, has added three patent partners to its award-winning Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Peter Yim and Brian Ho have joined the Firm’s San Francisco office and Christopher Eide joined the Silicon Valley office. Also joining are 16 associates and patent agents/analysts in five offices across the US.

How to Get More Business When Patent Litigation Filings are Down

Lawyers often wonder how to enhance their marketability and in the process, generate more revenue or improve their image.   After all, success at a firm is about “revenue generation.”  Success in a corporation or in the government also depends on your credibility and your ability to be a “go-to” person within the company or government agency.   To be a successful lawyer, you need to have a brand.  I explain below 6 easy ways to make your mark… Law firms are fighting for a smaller pool of work and as a result, are required to compete for that work at more competitive rates. If you want to get the work and charge higher rates, there must be a reason for the client to hire you. In other words, it’s your brand that counts.

Charlotte IP Attorney Flynt Strean Joins Womble Carlyle

Attorney Flynt Strean, a veteran intellectual property attorney, has joined Womble Carlyle as a Partner in its Charlotte office. Flynt’s IP practice includes, IP portfolio management; U.S. and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution; Patent noninfringement and invalidity investigations; and IP due diligence. Flynt’s clients include companies in the radio frequency identification (RFID) device, mechanical and electromechanical component, waterproof fabric laminate, agricultural device and healthcare management system industries.

Munck Wilson Mandala Welcomes Seven Intellectual Property Attorneys from Howison & Arnott

Law Firm Munck Wilson Mandala welcomes seven attorneys, including partners Gregory Howison, John Arnott, and Brian Walker from intellectual property boutique Howison and Arnott, L.L.P. In addition to the three new partners, the firm added senior counsels Andrew Graham, Edward Jorgenson, and Steven Greenfield, and associate Keith Harden. The new attorneys will work in Munck Wilson’s technology/intellectual property law practice, bringing the total number of registered patent attorneys at the firm to 27, and the combined total years of technical and IP legal experience to over 500, or half a millennium.

Why Patent Attorneys Don’t Work on Contingency

The first thing to understand is that there is no such thing as contingency representation for purpose of preparing, filing and ultimately obtaining a patent. Patent attorneys and patent agents simply do not take contingency clients when the matter is patent procurement… Most inventors hate hearing this, but inventing is the easiest part of the entire process. This seemingly outrageous statement is perfectly accurate because inventing is the only part of the process that can be completely controlled. Once the invention is complete control shifts away from the inventor to others, like patent examiners and consumers, market forces take effect and even good inventions wind up being commercial failures.

Kent Goss and Valerie Goo Join Crowell & Moring’s Litigation Group in Los Angeles

On June 27, 2017, Crowell & Moring LLP announced the arrival of partners Kent B. Goss and Valerie M. Goo to the firm’s Litigation Group. Goss and Goo are recognized trial lawyers who have a distinguished record in representing clients in commercial litigation and intellectual property matters, including eight- and nine-figure disputes. Their arrival expands on the litigation capabilities of Crowell & Moring’s nationally recognized group to serve clients in California and across the United States.  Both lawyers join the firm from Orrick.

Olga Katsnelson joins Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie

Olga Katsnelson has joined Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie as an associate in the Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice focuses on patent prosecution, patents and prior art searches and evaluations.

George Chaclas Joins Burns & Levinson as Partner in IP Group

Burns & Levinson announced this week that George Chaclas has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property (IP) Group. Chaclas, who has over 19 years of experience developing IP strategy for Fortune 100 and industry-leading companies, world-renowned academic institutions, startups, and entrepreneurs, was previously with Adler Pollock & Sheehan in Providence, RI. Also joining the firm from Adler Pollock are associate Daniel McGrath and patent agent Katherine Larson.

Former Akin Gump Litigator Launches New Patent and Technology Counseling Law Firm

Samar Shah, Esq. announces the launch of a new San Antonio based boutique law firm, Shah IP Law, PLLC.   The new law firm will concentrate on intellectual property counseling with an emphasis on patent portfolio development, patent prosecution, and other advanced prosecution strategies, such as appeals, reexaminations, and IPR proceedings.