Posts Tagged: "Press Releases"

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.

Michael Solomita joins Chadbourne & Parke in New York

Mr. Solomita is an experienced patent litigator who has led major cases before US District Courts and the US International Trade Commission. He defends large technology clients from patent claims, and he also has significant experience prosecuting patent applications and challenging the validity of patents before the US Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Solomita worked at an IP boutique, during which he was twice seconded to work as in-house patent counsel for Panasonic Corporation in Japan.

More than 45 law firms collaborate to launch PTAB Bar Association

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), a tribunal of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), has become an increasingly popular and efficient venue for resolving patent validity challenges since it was given increased responsibilities five years ago through the enactment of the America Invents Act (AIA). To help establish best practices for the unique practice and skills required before the PTAB and to foster communication among its various stakeholders, the PTAB Bar Association was formed by leading legal advocates with the mission to promote the highest professional and ethical standards among lawyers and stakeholders who appear before the PTAB.

Reed Tech Introduces LexisNexis TotalPatent One™ Patent Research Solution

Reed Technology and Information Services Inc. (Reed Tech), a LexisNexis company, announces the launch of LexisNexis TotalPatent One™; a patent research solution designed to deliver on-point results derived from the most comprehensive and in-depth content collection of patent and non-patent literature available. The newly built platform, incorporating state-of- the-art search technology and user interface design, maximizes efficiency and delivers easy access to the answers users require.

Fish & Richardson Hires Eric Schulman, Former In-House Counsel at Uber and Google

Fish & Richardson announced today that C. Eric Schulman, formerly the Head of Intellectual Property (IP) for Uber Technologies, Inc., has joined the firm’s Silicon Valley office as a Principal in its Patent group. Before Uber, Schulman spent more than nine years in-house at Google Inc., where he served most recently as Legal Director. He brings to Fish a broad range of experience including expertise in patent and trademark portfolio development, IP licensing and acquisition, patent post-grant proceedings, patent and trademark litigation, standards bodies, copyright, open source, M&A, commercial transactions, collaborative structures, broad IP strategy, and legal management.

Elisabeth Morgan joins Loeb & Loeb Nashville Office

Morgan is experienced in managing and maintaining domestic and international trademark portfolios and regularly counsels clients on brand selection, clearance and strategy. She represents clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and manages all aspects of enforcing intellectual property rights, including prosecuting and defending actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, protecting intellectual property with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and representing clients in Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy proceedings. She is also experienced in negotiating and drafting a variety of intellectual property-related agreements, including assignment, license, co-existence and settlement agreements.

Don Dunner Named Chair of John Marshall’s IP Center Advisory Board

Mr. Donald Dunner, a partner in Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, D.C. has accepted JMLS’ offer to chair the Advisory Board of the School’s Center for Intellectual Property, Information and Privacy Law. In accepting the position of Chair of the Advisory Board Dunner stated, “John Marshall is one of the preeminent centers of legal education in the IP field. I look forward to assisting it in that role.”

Edward Kwok joins VLP Law Group as Partner in Intellectual Property Practice Group

VLP Law Group LLP has announced that Edward Kwok has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group as a partner based in Silicon Valley, California. Prior to joining VLP, Mr. Kwok was a Partner with Hogan Lovells US LLP. Mr. Kwok’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and Inter Partes adverse proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and intellectual property litigations in state and federal courts.

Gibson Dunn Adds IP Transactions Partner John A. Squires in New York

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is pleased to announce that John A. Squires has joined the firm as a partner in the New York office. Formerly a partner with Perkins Coie, Squires will continue his intellectual property practice, with an emphasis in IP transactions.

IP Litigators Wayne Stacy and Sarah Guske Join Baker Botts

Baker Botts L.L.P., a leading international law firm, announced that Wayne Stacy and Sarah Guske will be joining the firm’s San Francisco office as Partners in the Intellectual Property practice group. They will join Stuart Plunkett and Jonathan Shapiro who joined the firm in May.

Ryan Straus and Dan Friedberg Join Fenwick, Launching Payment Systems Practice

Fenwick & West announced that Ryan Straus and Dan Friedberg have joined the firm as counsel launching its Payment Systems practice. The addition of Straus and Friedberg adds significant payment systems depth to Fenwick’s growing FinTech practice, expanding the firm’s ability to advise clients on the legal, business and regulatory landscape around online and mobile payments, consumer and peer-to-peer lending, virtual and digital currency, the blockchain, as well as prepaid, loyalty and rewards programs.

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.

Shontavia Johnson Named Director of Drake Intellectual Property Law Center

Shontavia Johnson, professor of law and the Kern Family Chair in Intellectual Property Law, took over as director of Drake Law School’s Intellectual Property Law Center on July 1.

James Pooley Joins Orrick in Silicon Valley Office

Orrick announced that James Pooley, a world-renowned intellectual property lawyer and authority in the area of trade secrets law, has joined the firm as senior counsel. He will be based in the Silicon Valley office. As a pioneer in intellectual property law for more than three decades, Jim adds to Orrick’s top-ranking IP bench a seasoned first-chair trial lawyer, scholar, author and global diplomat. In April, he was the only American to be inducted this year into the IP Hall of Fame. Jim’s leadership in the IP bar included a five-year term as Deputy Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, where he served as the senior American officer and managed the international patent system.

Cozen O’Connor Finalizes Addition of IP Lawyers from Feldman Gale

Cozen O’Connor, an Am Law 100 firm, announced that it has finalized a deal to add a team of lawyers from Miami-based Feldman Gale, a nationally recognized intellectual property boutique. The lawyers have started working in Cozen O’Connor’s Intellectual Property Department across its Miami, New York and San Francisco offices.