Goodwin Procter announced that Mark J. Abate, partner in the firm's Litigation Department and member of the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, has been named president of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association (NYIPLA). Mr. Abate assumed the leadership position at the organization's annual meeting held on May 20 at the University Club in New York City.
Established in 1922, the NYIPLA serves as a vehicle to promote the development and administration of intellectual property interests, by educating the public and members of the bar on intellectual property law matters.
Recognized by Chambers USA as one of the nation's foremost IP lawyers, Mr. Abate has over 20 years' experience practicing intellectual property law. He concentrates his practice on trials and appeals of patent infringement cases. He has particular expertise in electronics, electrical devices, computers, computer software, financial systems, and medical devices. Mr. Abate has tried cases to their successful conclusion in the U.S. district courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Mr. Abate was a partner at Morgan & Finnegan LLP. He also served as a law clerk to Chief Judge Howard T. Markey of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit from 1988 to 1990.