Fish & Richardson announced that 10 attorneys have been named principals at the firm. The new principals in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Litigation Group are: Dr. Mike Gaddis (Dallas); Joseph Herriges (Twin Cities); Dr. Proshanto Mukherji (Boston); Dr. Carsten Schulte (Munich); Andy Schwentker (Washington, D.C.); and Joseph Warden (Delaware). The new principals in the Patent Group are: Ian Lodovice (Boston); Matthew Mattson (Dallas); Stuart Nelson (Twin Cities); and Jeff Weber (Boston).
Dr. Mike Gaddis continues his IP litigation practice with an emphasis on complex business litigation, with a particular focus on trade secret litigation and qui tam/whistleblower litigation. He received his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law in 2009, his Ph.D., with distinction, from Princeton University in 1999, his M.A. from Oxford University in 1993 and his B.A., with honors, Phi Beta Kappa, from Wesleyan University in 1992.
Joe Herriges represents both plaintiffs and defendants in patent litigation across the country in a variety of technology areas, including pharmaceuticals, polymers, and retroreflective optics. He received his J.D., with high distinction, Order of the Coif, from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2009 and his B.A., with distinction, from the University of Minnesota in 2006.
Ian Lodovice focuses his practice on patent prosecution and client counseling, primarily in the areas of pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. He received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2005, his M.S. in molecular biology and microbiology (2000) and his B.S. in microbiology, minor in chemistry (1997) from the University of Rhode Island.
Matthew Mattson concentrates his patent prosecution practice in technology areas including software, business methods, cloud computing, and Internet/network and database technologies. He received his J.D., cum laude, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law in 2008 and his B.S., cum laude, in computer science, minor in electrical engineering, from Texas A&M University in 1993.
Dr. Proshanto Mukherji continues to focus on trial and appellate litigation, representing high technology companies in cases involving cellular telephone systems, Internet technologies, and cardiac defibrillators. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School in 2009, his Ph.D. (2006) and M.S. (2002) in computer science from the University of Rochester, and his B.S., summa cum laude, in computer science from the New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2000.
Stuart Nelson focuses on patents with a primary focus on post-grant proceedings, including more than 40 inter partes review proceedings. His technical experience spans a variety of mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical industries. He received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004 and his B.S., with distinction, in mechanical engineering from the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology in 2001.
Dr. Carsten Schulte focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation and other technology-related litigation as well as providing strategic IP advice with respect to trademarks and domains. He received his LL.M. in media, communications and information technology law from the University of New South Wales in 2010 and his Ph.D. from the University Osnabrueck Law School in 2002.
Andy Schwentker focuses his practice on complex patent litigation. He represents high-tech clients in federal courts across the country in cases involving a wide range of technologies. He received his J.D., with high honors, Order of the Coif, from The George Washington University Law School in 2008, his M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Maryland in 2005, and his A.B. in physics, Sigma Pi Sigma, with a minor in economics, from Duke University in 2002.
Joseph Warden focuses his practice on IP litigation as well as corporate and commercial litigation in the Delaware Court of Chancery. He received his J.D., Order of the Coif, from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2009 and his B.A. from Brigham Young University in 2005.
Jeff Weber helps companies identify and protect their intellectual property, both in the U.S. and internationally, and assess and mitigate risk. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2008, his M.B.A., magna cum laude, Beta Gamma Sigma, from Babson College in 2003 and his B.S. in computer science from Northwestern University in 1994.