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Cozen O’Connor Grows South Florida and West Coast Presence with Addition of 15 IP Lawyers

Cozen O’Connor, an Am Law 100 firm, and Miami-based Feldman Gale, a nationally recognized intellectual property boutique, are pleased to announce that 15 lawyers from Feldman Gale will be joining Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department. The transaction will boost the expansion of Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department and continue the firm’s growth in South Florida and California. The group of lawyers brings substantial intellectual property strength in areas such as patent procurement, opinion work, and patent litigation in both federal courts and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), trademark procurement and litigation, non-compete litigation, information technology law, trade secrets, copyrights and business litigation. It is anticipated that Feldman Gale’s attorneys will join Cozen O’Connor in June 2016.

Musk fanboys at Barron’s take dim view of patents at their own readers’ expense

A recent Barron’s editorial, however, has raised some eyebrows among those who are familiar with the effect of proper patent enforcement on financial fortunes. Published May 14th, “Patents Can Be Dangerous to Inventors’ Welfare” is a perfect example of how a rather odious point-of-view can be freshened and sweetened when some of the inconvenient truths are laid by the wayside.

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.

Jonathan Radcliffe joins Reed Smith IP Group in London

Global law firm Reed Smith has announced the appointment of intellectual property partner Jonathan Radcliffe to its Intellectual Property, Information and Innovation Group in London. With nearly 30 years’ experience practicing in the intellectual property field, Jonathan has built a strong IP practice with a focus on patent disputes.

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.

Michael Zweiback Rejoins Alston & Bird, Expanding Privacy, Data Security Capabilities

Alston & Bird recently announced that former federal prosecutor Michael Zweiback has rejoined the firm as partner in its Privacy & Data Security Practice and Government & Internal Investigations Group, bringing not only extensive experience in cybersecurity, but also an exceptional background in white collar criminal defense and government enforcement litigation. Based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, he arrives from Arent Fox LLP, where he was a partner and co-leader of its Cybersecurity and Data Protection Group.

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.

Leason Ellis Promotes Cameron Reuber and Joel Felber to Partner

Leason Ellis, a boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in patent, trademark and copyright protection and litigation, has announced that Cameron Reuber and Joel Felber have been promoted from Associate to Partner. Reuber joined Leason Ellis in 2010, and he has established a diverse litigation practice counseling those seeking to strategically identify, protect and exploit intellectual property assets. Felber joined Leason Ellis in 2012 and has focused his practice on domestic and international intellectual property protection, particularly with regard to computing hardware and software technologies.

Aaron Cooper Joins BSA | The Software Alliance as VP, Strategic Policy Initiatives

The Software Alliance recently announced Aaron Cooper will join BSA on February 22nd as Vice President, Strategic Policy Initiatives. In this central role, Cooper will lead BSA’s policy priorities and strategy. Prior to joining BSA, Cooper served as Chief Counsel for Intellectual Property and Antitrust to Chairman Leahy on the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, and as Counsel for the Office of Senator Paul Sarbanes.

Burford Capital hires Justin Daniels to extend litigation finance offering to intellectual property

Justin Daniels, previously an IP litigation partner at Proskauer Rose, has joined the Burford team as a Managing Director to develop and manage its IP offering. Burford’s expansion is a response to client demand. Burford is regularly asked to provide litigation finance in connection with IP matters, but has historically not done so because it lacked the necessary expert resources.

Thirteen Partners Join New Orrick Houston Office

The international law firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe announced 13 partners have joined the firm’s new Houston office. Orrick’s Texas litigation team brings proven trial and appellate skills in complex commercial, intellectual property and antitrust matters for leading energy and technology companies. The team has prevailed in IP matters in all forums, from inter partes reviews, to trials in the Eastern District of Texas, to Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission and Federal Circuit reviews.

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.

Courtney Shanney and Peter Busch Join Leason Ellis as Associates

Leason Ellis, a boutique intellectual property law firm specializing in patent, trademark and copyright protection and litigation, has announced that Courtney Shanney and Peter Busch have joined the firm as Associates. With the additions of Shanney and Busch, Leason Ellis now has more than 25 attorneys and 50 employees handling IP legal work for approximately 1,900 clients.