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Greenberg Traurig Expands IP Roster in Silicon Valley, Adds Litigator J. James Li

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

East Palo Alto, CA -- The international law firm of Greenberg Traurig, LLP today welcomed J. James Li, Ph.D. Previously with Howrey LLP, Li joins the firm’s intellectual property practice as a shareholder. Li focuses on business counseling and litigation with emphasis on complex technology matters, including all phases of intellectual property litigation.

"Jim’s depth of experience with the complex business issues involved in intellectual property litigation both expands and deepens the firm’s capabilities, especially with regard to the electrical and biomedical industries," said Todd Rumberger, co-managing shareholder of the Silicon Valley office. "Enforcing and defending IP rights is essential to all businesses in today’s markets. Jims’ genuine understanding of our clients and their businesses further ensures that their most valuable assets will be protected."

Li has substantial experience in all aspects of intellectual property litigation involving a broad spectrum of technologies. He has litigated patent and trade secret cases in the electrical and biomedical industries, as well as copyright and trademark cases. Li has also successfully represented clients in several commercial disputes including breach of a sales agency contract and breach of a distributorship agreement.

"We are pleased to welcome Jim to the firm. His familiarity with utilizing the resources of a global firm in the local market will enhance our IP litigation capabilities and our competitive offerings in the Valley," added said Patrick Ellisen, shareholder in the intellectual property practice group.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Li studied biomedical electronics design and neuroscience. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

Li earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley Boalt Hall School of Law 1999, his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina 1993 and his B.S. from Peking University 1984.

About Greenberg Traurig

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with more than 1750 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in the U.S. and Europe. The firm was selected as the 2007 USA Law Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners.

Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tampa Bay, FL; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Asuka Law Offices in Tokyo.

For additional information, please visit the firm's Web site at

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