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Bingham Expands Intellectual Property Practice in New York


Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kurt Rogers, an Authority in IP Litigation, Joins Bingham’s Global Team

New York, NY -- Bingham McCutchen LLP expanded its intellectual property practice with the addition of Kurt Rogers as a partner in the New York office.

Rogers joins from Latham & Watkins in New York, where he was a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice Group. Rogers focuses primarily on patent litigation, and also represents clients in trade secret, copyright and trademark disputes. He also regularly advises clients on IP issues associated with mergers and acquisitions, private equity and other transactions.

"Kurt is a great fit with our IP litigation practice in New York and across Bingham," said Richard Taffet, co-leader of Bingham’s Intellectual Property Litigation and Patent Prosecution Group. "His talent, energy and experience complement our already-robust team of IP lawyers. Kurt’s arrival is part of our ongoing strategy to identify, attract and invest in top talent in a highly competitive field and build our IP group even further both nationally and internationally."

Bingham has more than 115 litigators, patent prosecutors and transactional IP lawyers practicing in centers of business and technology across the United States, Europe and Asia. The group includes the foremost authorities on U.S. District Court patent litigation and Federal Circuit appeals as well as on International Trade Commission proceedings, interference actions and reexaminations.

Rogers was attracted to Bingham by the reputation of its lawyers and the strength of its IP practice. "Bingham’s strategic vision and investment in its IP bench in key markets is very appealing and provides a rich opportunity to further grow my practice," said Rogers. While at Latham, Rogers litigated on behalf of AOL, Gateway, Nintendo and other companies in cases involving technologies such as nylon and chemical intermediates, digital subscriber line (DSL), instant messaging and chat systems, liquid crystal displays, video game systems, multicasting, and DNA probes.

Rogers received his law degree in 1996 from Cornell Law School, where he served as notes editor of the Cornell Law Review. He also received his B.S. degree from Cornell University.

Bingham McCutchen LLP (www.bingham.com) is a national law firm with global capabilities, with nearly 1,000 attorneys in 13 offices. The firm represents clients in cross-border restructurings and insolvencies, high-stakes litigation, complex financing and regulatory matters, government affairs, and a wide variety of sophisticated corporate and technology transactions.



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