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Fish Elevates 19 Attorneys to Principal

January 8, 2014

Press Releases

Fish Elevates 19 Attorneys to Principal

January 8, 2014

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Boston, MA, January 8, 2014 – Fish & Richardson today announced that 19 attorneys have been named principals at the firm. The new Fish IP Litigation Group principals are Dr. Frank Albert, Geoffrey Biegler, Craig Countryman, and Olga May (Southern California); Jeremy Anderson and Martina Tyreus Hufnal (Delaware); Betty Chen and Enrique Duarte (Silicon Valley); Taj Clayton and Bret Winterle (Dallas); Rob Courtney (Twin Cities); and Stephen Marshall and Michael Tyler (Washington, D.C.). The new principals in the Patent Group are Jeremy Monaldo (Washington, D.C.), Dr. Eifion Phillips (Delaware), Geoffrey Shipsides (Twin Cities), Jonathan Solomon (Dallas), and Matthew Wernli (Austin).

Dr. Frank Albert will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of electrical/computer technology, optics, semiconductors, telecommunications, software, and nanotechnology. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, Thurston Society, from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2006, his Ph.D. in physics in 2002, and his B.A., cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, in physics in 1997.

Jeremy Anderson has extensive experience litigating business disputes involving mergers and acquisitions, stock appraisal, indemnification of officers and directors, demands for corporate records, trade secrets, patents, and complex commercial matters in the Delaware Court of Chancery, the Supreme Court of Delaware, and the District of Delaware. He received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 2002 and his B.A., cum laude, in 1997.

Geoffrey Biegler will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in a wide variety of technology areas including life sciences, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, and software. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2006 and his B.S. in biology in 2000.

Betty Chen will continue to focus her practice on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation in wide-ranging fields such as electrical engineering, computer software and medical devices. She received her J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2006 and her B.S., cum laude, in business in 2003.

Taj Clayton practices in both federal and state court, focusing on complex business, intellectual property, employment, and mass tort litigation. He received his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2005 and his A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1999.

Craig Countryman handles patent cases in the trial court and at the Federal Circuit in all areas of technology, including chemistry, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, medical devices, and electrical/computer technology. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law in 2006 and his B.S., with honors, in chemistry in 2003.

Rob Courtney will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of electrical engineering and information technology. He received his J.D. with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 2006 and his B.A., cum laude, in 2000.

Enrique Duarte will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of computer science and computer engineering, including optics, Internet, and software. He received his J.D., with distinction, from Stanford Law School in 2006 and his B.S., with highest honors, Tau Beta Pi, in computer science and engineering in 2001.

Martina Tyreus Hufnal will continue to focus her practice on intellectual property litigation in the areas of chemicals, life sciences, and medical devices. She received her J.D. from Washington University School of Law in 2005 and her B.S. in chemical engineering in 2002.

Stephen Marshall will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the area of computer science and related electronics. He received his J.D., cum laude, Order of the Coif, from Wake Forest University School of Law in 2006 and his B.S., cum laude, Tau Beta Pi, in computer science in 1998.

Olga May will continue to focus her practice on intellectual property and patent litigation. She received her J.D., summa cum laude, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2003 and her B.A., summa cum laude, in 1997.

Jeremy Monaldo specializes in patent prosecution and litigation in the area of electrical engineering. He received his J.D., with highest honors, Order of the Coif, from George Washington University Law School in 2006 and his B.S., summa cum laude, in electrical engineering in 2002.

Dr. Eifion Phillips will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution, primarily in the fields of organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. He received his J.D., summa cum laude, from Widener University School of Law in 2006, his D. Phil. in organic chemistry in 1992, and his B.A., first class honours, in chemistry in 1989.

Geoffrey Shipsides will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling in the areas of medical devices, consumer products, food science, and chemical engineering. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center in 2006 and his B.S., with honors, in chemical engineering in 2001.

Jonathan Solomon will continue to focus his practice on U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, particularly in the areas of software, cloud computing and computer networks, mobile devices, Internet and mobile applications, computer security, digital rights management, electronics, and medical devices. He received his J.D., cum laude, from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law in 2006 and his B.S. in electrical engineering in 2003.

Michael Tyler will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of analog circuitry, computer hardware, control systems, digital circuitry, and electrical engineering. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas Law School in 2005, his M.A. in public affairs in 2005, and his B.S., with high honors, in electrical engineering in 1999.

Matthew Wernli will continue to focus his practice on all aspects of intellectual property including patent prosecution, particularly in the areas of mechanical, electrical, and electro-mechanical devices and software. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2006 and his B.S. with honors, in mechanical engineering in 1998.

Bret Winterle will continue to focus his practice on patent litigation in the areas of telecommunications, semiconductors, e-commerce, banking, payments, electronic messaging, computer software, business methods, medical devices, and oil and gas drilling technologies. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2003 and his B.S., with distinction, Tau Beta Pi, Pi Tau Sigma, in mechanical engineering in 2000.

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