Posts Tagged: "Press Releases"

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.

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.

Paul Fakler Joins Orrick’s IP Team in NY

Orrick is pleased to announce that Paul Fakler, a nationally recognized adviser in complex copyright litigation and policy matters, including the unique area of royalty rate disputes before the Copyright Royalty Board and PRO Rate Courts, has joined the firm as a partner. Paul joins our IP practice group in New York from Arent Fox.

William Stroever Joins Cole Schotz IP Group

Cole Schotz P.C. is expanding its Intellectual Property department with the addition of new member William Stroever in New Jersey. Mr. Stroever has extensive experience helping companies build and protect their brands and other intellectual property assets.  He was previously a shareholder at Greenberg Traurig.

Sarah Stensland Joins Patterson Thuente IP

Minneapolis-based intellectual property law firm, Patterson Thuente IP, welcomes attorney Sarah Stensland to the firm. Stensland joins as a partner and member of the firm’s litigation team. Her practice focuses mainly on patent and trademark infringement litigation, as well as representing clients in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the USPTO. 

Griffith Bates Champion & Harper Changes Its Name To Harper Bates & Champion

Partners Scott Harper, Shannon Bates and Austin Champion are pleased to announce their law firm assumed the new name Harper Bates & Champion LLP effective March 5, 2018. Formerly Griffith Bates Champion & Harper LLP, the name change reflects the recent departure of former partner Casey Griffith, who transitioned from the firm to pursue a separate endeavor as well as the firms’ evolving practice, strengthening its focus on growing, protecting and defending client brands.

Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten Join McNeill Baur

McNeill Baur welcomes Hojung Cho and Catherine Van Houten as New Members in their Cambridge Massachusetts Location. Hojung Cho, PhDHojung Cho joins the life science patent prosecution and counseling team. Catherine Van HoutenCatherine Van Houten joins the administrative team at McNeill Baur as a Practice Manager.

Patterson Thuente IP Names Christian Girtz as a New Partner

Patterson Thuente IP has named patent attorney Christian Girtz as a partner in the firm.  He handles patent preparation and prosecution for clients in the fields of computer software, communications, and Internet and electronic commerce.

Loeb & Loeb Adds Josh Brackin to Music and Intellectual Property Practice

Loeb & Loeb LLP announced this week that Josh Brackin has joined the law firm’s Nashville office as Senior Counsel, bringing more than 15 years of experience in various segments of the music and new media industries. Brackin handles a variety of transactional entertainment matters with a focus on music, copyright, digital and new media rights, administration and licensing of intellectual property rights and corporate organization.

Banner & Witcoff Elects Nine Shareholders

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., a national intellectual property law firm, announces the election of nine shareholders: Shambhavi Patel, Maurine L. Knutsson, Michael S. Cuviello, Azuka C. Dike, Craig W. Kronenthal, Justin M. Philpott, Gregory Israelsen, Jeffrey Chang, and Aaron Bowling.

Leason Ellis Announces Addition of Robert M. Isackson

Leason Ellis LLP announced that Robert M. Isackson has joined the firm as a Partner effective February 1, 2018. Rob built his career at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, where he was a Partner from 1995 until 2016. During Rob’s tenure, he headed Orrick’s New York IP Group from 2002 to 2008 and served as Co-Chair of its Life Science Practice from 2009 to 2013. In 2016, Rob joined Venable LLP as a Partner in the IP Litigation Practice in New York.

Conley Rose Promotes Darlene Ghavimi to Principal

Conley Rose, PC announced the promotion of Darlene F. Ghavimi to the position of Principal for 2018.  Ms. Ghavimi primarily represents clients in contentious and complex patent and trademark litigation.  She also has extensive experience in patent and trademark preparation and prosecution, infringement opinions, licensing, technology transfer, and client counseling related to patent and trademark issues.  

Tim Flory and Peter Cummings Join Honigman’s Grand Rapids Office

Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP announced that IP partners Tim Flory and Peter Cummings will join its expanding Grand Rapids office. Their arrival comes as the firm doubles its Grand Rapids office space to take up most of the fourth floor of its current building, the recently renovated 300 Ottawa Avenue Building.

Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Neil Ferrari as a 2018 Partner

On Jan. 25, 2018, Munck Wilson Mandala elected intellectual property associate Neil Ferrari as a new partner, effective January 1, 2018.  Mr. Ferrari is a member of MWM’s technology/intellectual property law group and has a broad range of legal experience in patent matters. “Neil is one of the hardest working attorneys in our firm and I am pleased to see his commitment lead to this next phase of his legal career with us,” said William Munck, MWM’s managing partner.

Akin Gump Names Steven Maslowski New Co-Head of Intellectual Property Practice

Akin Gump has announced that Steven D. Maslowski has been named co-head of the firm’s intellectual property practice. Mr. Maslowski will transition into the role of sole leader of the practice during the next several months, after which time Steven M. Zager, who had been serving as the sole head of the practice since 2005, will step down to return to his full-time practice of law.