Posts Tagged: "Press Releases"

Lee Sporn, Former Michael Kors General Counsel, Joins Olshan

Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP recently announced that Lee S. Sporn has joined the firm as Of Counsel in its Intellectual Property Law practice, where he will focus on clients in the luxury goods, fashion and retail industries. Sporn is an internationally renowned intellectual property and corporate lawyer and a leader in the fashion and retail law industry.

Jacqueline Charlesworth, former General Counsel of U.S. Copyright Office, Joins Covington

Jacqueline Charlesworth has joined Covington’s Intellectual Property Rights and Media and Communications practices in the New York office. She most recently served as General Counsel and Associate Register of Copyrights of the U.S. Copyright Office.

Marsha Hoover Joins Goldberg Kohn as Chair of Growing IP Practice

Goldberg Kohn is pleased to announce the continued growth of its Intellectual Property Practice Group with the addition of Marsha Hoover as principal and group chair. A seasoned attorney with more than 30 years of experience, Hoover joins Goldberg Kohn from Chicago IP boutique Marshall Gerstein & Borun, where she was a partner in its Trademarks and Copyrights practices.

John Christopher Rozendaal and Michael Joffre Join Sterne Kessler

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. is pleased to announce that John Christopher (J.C.) Rozendaal and Michael E. Joffre have joined the firm as directors. Their arrival bolsters the firm’s patent litigation practice and strengthens the firm’s overall capabilities representing clients in district courts, at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and other venues throughout the country.

D. Sean Trainor Joins O’Melveny as a Partner in Washington, DC

A seasoned lawyer with a long track record before the ITC, Trainor has handled dozens of ITC investigations involving a broad range of relevant technologies, seeing many cases through trial. His experience spans all phases of litigation, guiding clients through administrative law judge hearings, navigating extensive discovery requirements, and formulating procedural and substantive litigation strategy.

Pro Bono Efforts by Fish & Richardson Yield Clemency Grants by President Obama

Fish & Richardson announced that it has obtained clemency for five pro bono clients the firm represented through the firm’s participation in The Clemency Project. The Clemency Project is a major initiative launched by the American Bar Association and various other public interest groups in cooperation with the Department of Justice to seek sentence commutations from President Obama for non-violent, low level drug offenders who have already served at least 10 years of lengthy federal prison terms. Fish attorneys contributed over 1,800 pro bono hours to help identify potential candidates for clemency and to prepare individual clemency petitions for those eligible prisoners. Three of those commutations were announced in the past two months; two were announced last week.

Silicon Valley Patent Boutique Joins Squire Patton Boggs

Silicon Valley intellectual property boutique Fernando & Partners, LLP has joined Squire Patton Boggs in Palo Alto, the firm announced, bolstering its expertise in electrical/electronic devices and systems and software. Ron Fernando joins Squire Patton Boggs as a partner. In addition to his legal qualifications, Mr. Fernando holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering, and he has spent the last 15 years preparing and prosecuting key patent applications for some of Silicon Valley’s best known companies.

Orrick Admits Three IP Lawyers to Partner

On January 17, 2017, Orrick announced the admission of 18 lawyers to the firm’s partnership, effective January 1, 2017. Of the 18 new partners, 3 of them focus on Intellectual Property matters: Alyssa Caridis, Jordan Coyle and Catherine Lui.

Justin Pierce Named Chair of Venable’s Intellectual Property Division

Venable LLP, an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm, announced that Justin E. Pierce has been named chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Division. He succeeds William D. Coston, who previously held the position. Mr. Coston will resume his full-time practice, focusing on litigation and counseling in antitrust and intellectual property matters.

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.

Munck Wilson Mandala Elects Kelly Chen and Jacob LaCombe as new 2017 Partners

Munck Wilson Mandala elected Kelly Chen and Jacob “Jake” LaCombe as new partners of the firm, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Chen is a member of MWM’s litigation section, and LaCombe is a member of MWM’s intellectual property section.

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).

USPTO Announces New Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced new Patent and Trademark Advisory Committee Members for the Patent Public Advisory Committee (PPAC) and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee (TPAC)… Marylee Jenkins, Chair, PPAC: Ms. Jenkins is a partner at Arent Fox, LLP, and heads the New York Office’s Intellectual Property Group.

Intellectual Ventures co-founder Peter Detkin Joins Sherpa Technology Group

Sherpa Technology Group announced the appointment of Peter Detkin, a pioneer in the field of technology and intellectual property (“IP”) strategy, to the role of Senior Advisor. This announcement coincides with Sherpa Technology Group’s rebrand from 3LP Advisors, reflecting its role in advising clients at the intersection of business, technology and IP. The name change will become effective immediately.

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Names Three New Partners

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world’s leading intellectual property law firms, announced today that Susanne Flanders, Natalie Lieber, and Dennis McMahon have been named partners in the firm, effective January 1, 2017.