Kurt Glitzenstein has been named practice group leader for Fish & Richardson’s litigation group, the firm’s largest practice with 250 lawyers in 12 offices. Glitzenstein is a patent trial lawyer and principal in the firm’s Boston office. He replaces Ann Cathcart Chaplin, who left the firm in December 2015 to become deputy general counsel for litigation at General Motors. Glitzenstein joined the firm in 1992 and became a principal in 2000.
David Wang has joined Mayer Brown’s intellectual property practice as a partner in Palo Alto. He was previously a partner with Winston & Strawn in its Silicon Valley office. Wang focuses his practice on patent infringement litigation, trade secret litigation, and adversarial patent licensing negotiations.
Six trade mark and copyright lawyers – Jeffrey Kaufman, Roberta Bren, Kathleen Cooney-Porter, Beth Chapman, Kyoko Imai and Marybeth Peters – have moved their practices to Muncy Geissler Olds & Lowe (MG-IP). All were previously with Oblon.
Kaufman, Bren and Cooney-Porter join as principals, and Chapman and Imai join as of counsel. They have reunited with their former Oblon partner Jay Hines, now a principal of MG-IP. All began their careers at the USPTO. Before joining Oblon, Peters was a former Register of Copyright of the US Copyright Office, and is now an intellectual property advisor for MG-IP. Cooney-Porter led Oblon’s trade mark practice.
Orrick has added the patent litigation team of Richard DeLucia, Elizabeth Gardner, Antony Pfeffer and Patrick Herman in New York. The team has a focus on patent litigation representing companies in the biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device industries. The group joins from Kenyon & Kenyon, with Delucia, Gardner and Pfeffer appointed partners and Herman appointed of counsel.
Visit Managing IP for the full story.