Fish & Richardson Elevates 14 Attorneys to Principal

Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 15:43

Fish & Richardson has announced that 14 attorneys have been named principals at the firm. The new Fish Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Group principals are Brian Boyd, Corrin Drakulich, and Aamir Kazi (Atlanta); Sheryl Garko (Boston); David Conrad and John Sanders (Dallas); Karolina Jesien (New York); Rebecca Grant (Silicon Valley); Ryan O’Connor (San Diego); Rebecca Shult (Twin Cities); and Linhong Zhang (Washington, D.C.). The new principals in the Patent Group are Tracy Hitt (Atlanta); and Dr. Joseph Koipally and Christina McDonough (Boston).

Brian Boyd continues his patent litigation practice across a wide range of high-tech and telecommunications industries. He has also appeared before the International Trade Commission on several matters.

David Conrad continues his business litigation, patent litigation and trade secret litigation practice with extensive experience in computers, software and engineering.

Corrin Drakulich has represented plaintiffs and defendants in cases spanning a wide range of technologies, including medical devices, life sciences, healthcare and manufacturing.

Sheryl Garko continues her intellectual property litigation practice with a particular emphasis on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and false advertising litigation. She has experience in patent cases involving diverse technologies including life sciences, medical devices, telecommunications and manufacturing processes.

Rebecca Charnas Grant continues her patent litigation practice with a primary focus in the life sciences. In addition to representing clients in a variety of federal district courts, she specializes in appellate advocacy, handling appeals to the Federal Circuit in a wide range of technology areas.

Tracy Hitt focuses his practice on client counseling, patent prosecution, due diligence, patent post-grant proceedings, and patent-related opinions.  Much of his practice is in the area of electrical engineering, and he has experience with Internet technologies, wireless communications systems, semiconductor devices and cable/satellite systems.

Karolina Jesien continues her practice of patent litigation, intellectual property litigation, as well as IP counseling. Her patent litigation experience encompasses a range of technologies, both hardware and software, including semiconductor fabrication, Flash/DRAM memory, mobile communication, client-server communication, digital imaging, database technologies, web-based collaboration software, remote access and data transfer/security.

Aamir Kazi will continue to focus his litigation practice on patent, trademark, and trade secret litigation, high-tech commercial litigation, due diligence, licensing and intellectual property counseling.

Dr. Joseph Koipally continues his patent prosecution practice with a focus on biotechnology and medical sciences. He is regularly involved in managing clients’ global patent portfolios, counseling clients regarding their patent strategy, conducting due diligence analysis, and providing opinions, as well as patent preparation and patent prosecution.

Christina McDonough focuses her practice on patent prosecution, portfolio management, reexamination, counseling and due diligence in the areas of electrical engineering, materials, software and business methods.

Ryan O’Connor represents plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual property litigations throughout the country in a wide variety of technology areas, including life sciences, medical devices, specialty chemicals, Internet advertising and computer hardware/software.

John Sanders will continue to focus his practice on complex business litigation. He has tried cases involving partnership disputes, theft of intellectual property, breaches of contract and fiduciary duties, business torts, non-compete and non-solicitation agreements, corporate espionage, whistleblowing and securities fraud.

Rebecca Shult will continue to focus her intellectual property litigation practice on patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and medical devices areas.

Linhong Zhang will continue his patent litigation and intellectual property litigation practice. He has experience litigating patents in federal courts across the country, including the International Trade Commission.