Kelley Drye Adds Patent PracticeTo Intellectual Property Group

Saturday, January 1, 2005 - 01:00

The international law firm Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced the addition of an extensive patent practice to its nationally recognized intellectual property group. This expansion will allow Kelley Drye to provide a complete range ofintellectual property expertise. including multi-office patent capabilities.

The addition of a patent group reflects the significant growth of Kelley Drye's intellectual property practice. The group's services include the preparation of patentability. non-infringement. validity and right-to-use opinions; the presentation and prosecution of patent applications. both in the United States and abroad; Patent Office interference proceedings; reissue and re-examination proceedings; patent infringement litigation; counseling on patent acquisition. transfer and licensing. and advice related to issues such as patent misuse and antitrust considerations. The group's attorneys have extensive expertise in large patent litigations. with cases in a range of disciplines such as polymer chemistry. telecommunications. electromechanics. MRI technology. Internet software and medicaldiagnostics.

Kelley Drye's team of patent lawyers is led by partners Steve Szczpanski and Mary Jo Boldingh. who recently joined Kelley Drye's Chicago office. Also joining the group are. in Chicago. special counsel Kathy Tabor and associates Stephanie Carter. Glen Gesicki and Scott Kaspar; in Washington. DC. special counsel Anthony Meola. and in New Jersey. patent agent Kevin Ryan.

The new patent capabilities build on the firm's established intellectual property practice.