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Fish & Richardson Adds Six New Associates

February 28, 2011

Press Releases

Fish & Richardson Adds Six New Associates

February 28, 2011

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Washington, D.C., February 28, 2011 – Fish & Richardson today announced that six new associates – Nicholas A. Jepsen, Brian Livedalen, Melissa Martinez, Gabriel Olander, Andrew Patrick, and Audrey Powers – have joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Nicholas A. Jepsen has joined Fish’s Patent Group.  Previously, he was a summer associate with the firm, and a judicial intern to the Honorable Randall R. Rader of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  Mr. Jepsen received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School in 2009, where he was an associate editor for the BYU Law Review.  He received his B.S., cum laude, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu, in electrical engineering from Brigham Young University in 2006.  Mr. Jepsen is admitted to the bar in California and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Brian Livedalen has joined Fish’s IP Litigation Group.  He previously was an examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark office in the fields of optical and semiconductor technologies.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2009, where he was an editor for the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy.  He received his B.S. in physics from the University of Virginia in 2005.  Mr. Livedalen is admitted to the bar in Virginia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Melissa Martinez has joined Fish’s IP Litigation Group.  Prior to joining the firm she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Andre Davis on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.  She was also a Fulbright Fellow (2004-2005) in the Philippines researching the effects of patents on Filipino pharmaceuticals and health care.  Ms. Martinez received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law in 2008.  She received her B.A., summa cum laude, Sigma Pi Sigma, Kappa Mu Epsilon, in physics from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in 2004.  She is admitted to the bar in Maryland, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.

Gabriel Olander, who has four years of experience as a technology specialist and patent agent with Fish’s Patent and IP Litigation Groups, will continue to focus his practice in the areas of electrical engineering and computer science.  Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Olander was a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, handling patent applications in display technologies.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2010 and his B.S., magna cum laude, Eta Kappa Nu, in electrical engineering from the University of Florida in 2005.  Mr. Olander is admitted to the bar in Virginia and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Andrew Patrick has joined Fish’s Patent Group.  He received his J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2010, where he was articles editor for the Georgetown Journal of International Law.  He received his B.S., with high honors, in mathematical and computer sciences and his B.S., with high honors, in economics from Colorado School of Mines in 2005.  Mr. Patrick is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Audrey Powers has joined Fish’s Regulatory Group.  She previously was a senior systems engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, and a flight controller at the United Space Alliance, NASA Johnson Space Center.  She also was a judicial extern for the Honorable Jeremy Fogel of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.  Ms. Powers received her J.D., cum laude, from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2008, where she was editor in chief of the Santa Clara Journal of International Law.  She received her B.S. in aeronautical/astronautical engineering from Purdue University in 1999.  She is admitted to the bar in California.

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