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George Bonanto and Cherylyn Mizzo Join Fish & Richardson

Friday, October 24, 2008

Washington, DC -- Fish & Richardson P.C. has announced that George P. Bonanto has joined the firm as an associate in its Patent Prosecution Group and Cherylyn Mizzo has joined the firm as an associate in its Litigation Group.

Mr. Bonanto will continue to focus his practice on patent prosecution in the areas of electronics, mechanics, and business method arts, as well as in trademark and copyright applications and infringements. Prior to joining Fish, he was a patent associate at Myers & Kaplan in Atlanta.

Ms. Mizzo clerked for The Honorable Alan D. Lourie, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, prior to joining Fish. Before that, she clerked for The Honorable Garrett E. Brown, Jr., Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. Previously, she was an associate at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto in New York.

Mr. Bonanto received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law in 2005 and his B.A. in physics from Emory University in 2000. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and Virginia and is a member of the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Ms. Mizzo received her J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, in 2003 from Seton Hall University School of Law, where she was an Articles Editor for the Seton Hall Law Review and received the National Association of Women Lawyers "Outstanding Law Student" Award. She received her B.A. from Rutgers University in molecular biology/biochemistry and history in 1997. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey.

Founded in 1878, Fish & Richardson is one of the largest law firms in the United States practicing exclusively in the areas of intellectual property, litigation and corporate law. With more than 500 attorneys and technology specialists on staff in its U.S. and Munich offices – nearly 80 of whom have PhD’s in a broad variety of technologies – Fish counsels an array of IP clients throughout all cycles of development and growth. Fish has long represented great innovators, from pioneering inventors such as Alexander Graham Bell, Thomas Edison, and the Wright Brothers to today's technology leaders. Fish handles more patent litigation than any other law firm, both in federal district court (IP Law & Business July 2008) and before the International Trade Commission (ITC) (IP Law & Business June 2008). The firm was named was also "Law Firm of the Year for Life Sciences and Biotechnology" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in April 2008.

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