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California Intellectual Property Practice Welcomes New Partner

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Palo Alto, CA -- McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce the arrival of Timur S. Engin as partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department based in Silicon Valley.

Mr. Engin’s practice focuses on patent litigation and he has experience in the biotechnology, semiconductor, computer networking, geographic information system, wireless communications, medical device, chemical, consumer appliance, commercial graphics and digital video recorder industries. He has also prosecuted patents related to medical devices and techniques, environmental biology and computer networking. Mr. Engin has represented individual and corporate clients in private securities litigation and is experienced in internal corporate investigations.

"Timur is an important addition to the Firm’s growing intellectual property practice, California alone has added six intellectual property partners this year," commented Anthony de Alcuaz, partner-in-charge of the Silicon Valley office. "He brings a wealth of experience from which our clients will greatly benefit."

Mr. Engin earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.S. in biology from the University of South Carolina, Honors College. He is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to the bars of California and Massachusetts. Mr. Engin is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the Northern District of California and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

The Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery ( opened in 1997, and is celebrating 10 years of growth and success serving clients, regionally, nationally and internationally this year. The office has played an integral role in the Firm’s explosive West Coast expansion over the past few years. Lawyers based in the Silicon Valley office provide a broad range of corporate, intellectual property, litigation and tax services to clients in a variety of industries. These industries include biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, alcoholic beverages and products, gaming, computer hardware, software, networks and telecommunications.

McDermott’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 240 lawyers and patent agents. McDermott is recognized for its trial and appellate experience, and is ranked as one of the strongest IP litigation firms for both plaintiffs and defendants, as well as one of the most active firms before the ITC. McDermott’s practice in procurement and licensing in the patent, trademark and copyright areas is recognized for its depth and breadth. Rounding out our intellectual property, media and technology services, the team provides client counseling and advice regarding trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, entertainment and computer law.

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