NEW YORK, Jan 24, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman LLP is pleased to announce that Michael Eisenberg has joined the law firm's intellectual property litigation group as a partner in the firm's New York office. He was formerly counsel with the patent litigation group at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.
Mr. Eisenberg's practice focuses on intellectual property and related appellate matters. He represents clients in patent, copyright and trade secret litigation across a wide range of industries including semiconductors, computer hardware and computer software. He also has extensive experience in reexamination proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
"I've known and worked with Mike for years, and I am thrilled he is joining us. He is a brilliant lawyer who brings exceptional skill and experience to our intellectual property litigation team -- including in reexaminations and other Patent Office proceedings," said Douglas E. Lumish, chair of the firm's intellectual property group and head of Kasowitz's Silicon Valley office.
Mr. Eisenberg received his law degree from George Washington University, where he was a member of the Law Review. Prior to law school, Mr. Eisenberg received a Masters degree in Physics from Florida State University and a Bachelor's degree in Physics from Washington University in St. Louis. Mr. Eisenberg clerked for Judge Timothy Dyk of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
"It's a privilege to join such a talented team of IP litigators and a firm known for being a litigation powerhouse," said Mr. Eisenberg. "I look forward to working together on creatively solving our clients' complex patent needs."
Mr. Eisenberg's arrival continues the expansion of Kasowitz's intellectual property group and comes shortly after the firm opened its Silicon Valley office in November 2011, headed by Mr. Lumish, who joined the firm with partner Jeffrey Homrig in January 2011 from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Last May, a team of eight litigators from Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP joined the firm's intellectual property group in Atlanta and New York. The group has already been involved in numerous cutting-edge patent litigation cases, working with high-profile clients across the country.
Kasowitz's intellectual property litigators have extensive experience in all aspects of the field, including patent, trademark, trade secret, false advertising, copyright, right of publicity, and related antitrust and unfair competition litigation. Attorneys at the firm have represented clients in courts throughout the United States, as well as before the United States International Trade Commission, Board of Patent Appeals & Interferences, and the Trademark Trial & Appeal Board. Many of the firm's intellectual property lawyers have advanced degrees and technical training in engineering and other scientific fields from leading academic institutions, providing them with the background and experience to represent clients in disputes concerning computer software and hardware, medical devices, telecommunications, semiconductors, financial services, e-commerce, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, chemical processes, manufacturing processes, consumer products and other areas.
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