McKool Smith Opening NYC Office

Friday, February 1, 2008 - 01:00

The Texas-based law firm of McKool Smith, P.C., has announced the opening of a new office in New York, and the addition of veteran intellectual property trial attorney Robert A. Cote to lead the office.

The New York office is another step in the firm's expansion outside of Texas. In September 2007, the firm established an office in Washington, DC, home to the International Trade Commission. At the time, McKool Smith added DC-based ITC veterans Rodney Sweetland and Mike McManus to oversee the firm's growing Section 337 patent litigation practice. In New York, McKool Smith will continue the firm's focus on commercial and intellectual property litigation.

Mr. Cote moves to McKool Smith from Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe's New York office, where he was an IP litigation partner. He has represented clients in intellectual property matters in courts across the country. Mr. Cote is a frequent lecturer and noted authority on patent litigation. He also serves as host of the New IP Economy conference series. Like many other attorneys at McKool Smith, Mr. Cote holds a degree in electrical engineering.

McKool Smith has more than 90 attorneys handling commercial and intellectual property litigation for national and international clients, including Fortune 500 companies, universities, start-ups, and individuals. The firm is recognized as one of the premier litigation and trial firms in the United States, having earned significant courtroom victories for clients such as Electronic Data Systems, BearingPoint, Ericsson, Cisco Systems, Medtronic Inc. and National Instruments.

McKool Smith's new office is located at 399 Park Ave., Suite 3200, New York, NY 10022. The office can be reached at (212) 402-9400 or toll free at (888) 978-0212.