Two Intellectual Property Lawyers, Transportation Lawyer Join K&L Gates

Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 00:00

Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) recently welcomed W. David Shenk to its intellectual property and patent litigation practice. Mr. Shenk comes to the firm from Christensen O'Connor Johnson Kindness.

Mr. Shenk has litigated patent and copyright cases involving database software, document management systems, digital devices, semiconductors, computer systems for integrating video with transactional information, inhalable antibiotics, architectural plans, and exercise equipment and sporting goods. His experience includes representations in state and federal court and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

K&L Gates recently welcomed Chris Chou to its intellectual property practice. Mr. Chou comes to the firm from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd. (TSMC). Chris' addition further develops K&L Gates San Francisco's focus on providing and facilitating services between Chinese and U.S. markets.

Mr. Chou focuses his practice on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret counseling. His experience includes preparation of patent applications, patent portfolio management, patent prosecution, and patent infringement/validity analysis in the areas of electronics, microprocessor, computer software, computer system/architecture and semiconductor devices/fabrication technologies.

K&L Gates has welcomed Robert Bergen to its transportation and government contracts practices. Mr. Bergen focuses his practice on the public transportation and government contracting sectors, where he represents private entities in infrastructure project development, finance, contracting, regulatory and procurement matters, and matters that relate to business transactions between government and the private sector. Bergen has particular experience in railroad and public transit transportation issues. Mr. Bergen was general counsel to Metro North Railroad and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.