Posts Tagged: "Patent Attorneys"

Thomas Anderton Joins Squire Patton Boggs in San Francisco

Thomas Anderton has joined the Intellectual Property & Technology Practice at Squire Patton Boggs as of counsel in San Francisco. Mr. Anderton has extensive life sciences experience, with a particular focus on biopharma IP portfolios. Mr. Anderton joins the firm from Zonare Medical Systems, an ultrasound solutions company, where he was General Counsel and Secretary with responsibility for the company’s legal and business strategy with a strong emphasis on IP protection, portfolio management and transactions.

Alston & Bird Elects 4 New Intellectual Property Partners

Alston & Bird has announced the election of 20 lawyers to its partnership, effective January 1, four of which, are within the intellectual property discipline. Shri Abhyankar (Atlanta), Xavier M. Brandwajn (Silicon Valley), Christopher TL Douglas (Charlotte), and Matthew W. Howell (Atlanta).

Will Australia’s Listed Firms Save the IP Profession from Stagnation?

My fellow Australian patent attorney Andy Mukherji recently asked the question on this site: Are Australia’s listed IP firms doomed to fail? Doubtless the hyperbole was intentional, but Andy raises a fair point. The Australian IP professions – registered patent and trade marks attorneys (who, for the most part, would be recognized as patent agents rather than attorneys in the US) and IP lawyers – are currently engaged in what might well be regarded as a brave and daring experiment. Prior to 15 April 2013 the regulatory regime in Australia did not even permit patent attorneys to incorporate. Now, less than four years later, not only have many firms chosen to take up the option of incorporation, but Australia now has (to the best of my knowledge) the largest number of publicly-listed IP firms per capita in the world!

Are Australia’s listed IP firms doomed to fail?

Over the last two years, the Australian patent and trade mark attorney profession has seen a number of significant changes. The 2013 amendments to the Patents Act 1990, meant that Australian patent and trade mark attorney firms could incorporate. This led to the consolidation of some of Australia’s biggest patent and trade mark attorney firms. These consolidated firms have subsequently listed on the Australian Stock Exchange to raise capital and have since been on an aggressive acquisition spree to achieve market dominance… In short, there are inherent conflicts of interest when an individual or entity is obliged to act for both clients and shareholders.

Kelly Hollowell and Justin McNaughton join Greenspoon Marder Office in Nashville

The law firm of Greenspoon Marder announced today the opening of an office in Nashville and the launch of the firm’sIntellectual Property practice group. The firm’s Intellectual Property practice will focus on patent and trademark strategies, registrations, portfolio management, licensing and litigation both domestically and internationally. The firm’s new office will allow the firm to continue to strengthen and grow its existing, strong practices in healthcare, music and entertainment – vital industries in the Nashville business community.

Kirkland & Ellis promotes 11 New IP Partners

Kirkland & Ellis LLP recently announced the promotion of 81 attorneys to partner effective October 1, 2016. Ten of the new partners are in the intellectual property litigation practice and one lawyer is in the technology & IP transactions practice.

Giuseppe Molaro Joins Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC

Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC (KDB) announces the arrival of experienced New York mechanical arts patent lawyer, Giuseppe Molaro, as principal. Molaro joins KDB from New York-based Leviton Manufacturing, where he served as senior intellectual property counsel since 2010. He specializes in patent prosecution and due diligence in the mechanical arts.

Dr. Judith L. Toffenetti and Paul Skwierawski Join Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni

National intellectual property firm Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni PLLC recently expanded its legal team in the Washington, D.C. area with the arrivals of experienced IP lawyers, Judith L. Toffenetti, PhD and Paul Skwierawski. Toffenetti joins as a partner, bringing decades of experience in life sciences and biotechnology. Skwierawski joins as counsel, focusing on prosecution of medical portables and construction equipment technologies. Their arrivals mark KDB’s fifth and sixth hires within a year.

Adda Gogoris and Michael Davitz Join Leason Ellis as Partners in Pharma/Biotech Practice Group

Gogoris and Davitz are well-known biotech and pharmaceutical patent attorneys. Their addition to Leason Ellis helps to solidify the firm as a powerhouse among biotech and pharmaceutical patent practices in New York and beyond. Also joining them are Patent Agent Jia Li and Scientific Advisor Svetlana Pavlovic.

Why Does It Cost So Much to Prepare Patent Applications?

Preparing and filing patent applications in the United States can be a daunting undertaking. Indeed, the cost of preparing and filing a patent application can be quite high; far higher than most inventors and small businesses would prefer. Sure, there are the bargain basement discount providers on the Internet, but does anyone really think that in an industry that has only time to sell by the hour or by the project that the same quality will be obtained if you pay $1,500 for a nonprovisional patent application instead of $15,000? Unfortunately, there are some novice inventors who delude themselves into thinking they will get the same quality for $1,500, but sophisticated inventors, knowledgeable corporations, and even newbies who have their wits about them all know that the more time you spend on a patent application the better.

Tim Wyckoff Joins Kacvinsky Daisak Bluni

With more than 15 years of experience in IP law, including several years as in-house counsel for a large German semiconductor company, Tim Wyckoff joins KDB from SpryIP, LLC, which he 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.

Paul Pysher Joins Choate, Hall & Stewart as Partner in the IP Group

Pysher, who has over 20 years of experience in patent prosecution, will join a team of nearly 40 IP attorneys, patent agents, and staff scientists at Choate, where he will focus his practice on prosecution, diligence, and opinion work in a wide variety of technologies including electronic circuits, computer hardware and software, network architecture, and medical devices.

Attorney William B. Kezer Joins Mintz Levin in San Francisco

Continuing the expansion of its San Francisco footprint and intellectual property capabilities, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. announced that William B. Kezer, Ph.D., an experienced patent prosecutor formerly of Kilpatrick Townsend, has joined the firm as a Member in the San Francisco office. With a breadth of experience in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, he marks the latest significant addition to the firm’s nationally prominent IP practice, which last year attracted a group of 18 former Edwards Wildman attorneys.

Jim Rieke becomes partner with Patterson Thuente IP

An experienced intellectual property attorney with a practice focusing on patent preparation, prosecution, and strategic IP portfolio management, Jim counsels clients on best practices for developing strong patents and valuable IP assets domestically and internationally.

Patent Litigators Mark Howland and Sam Joyner Join Carrington Coleman in Dallas Office

Patent litigators Mark C. Howland and Samuel E. Joyner have joined the Dallas-based law firm Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, marking an expansion of the firm’s existing intellectual property practice.