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Intellectual Property Lawyer Marc Friedman Joins Sonnenschein

Monday, November 24, 2008

New York, NY -- Prominent intellectual property lawyer Marc S. Friedman has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP, the national law firm announced today. Friedman will reside in Sonnenschein’s New York office as a partner in its Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. He was previously the chair of the Intellectual Property group at Sillis Cummis & Gross P.C.

"Marc is a true leader in the IP community, having successfully tried numerous IP and general business cases in court," said Carol Anne Been, national chair of Sonnenschein’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice. "With a wealth of experience, he is an outstanding addition to our practice."

Friedman’s practice focuses on complex intellectual property and information technology matters, including IP and technology litigation and appeals, and electronic commerce, patent, copyright, trademark and trade secrets matters. He typically assists companies in creating short-term and long-term IP strategies to protect and monetize their IP. He also prepares or supervises the creation of various IP and IT agreements, such as license agreements, sales agreements, joint development agreements, outsourcing agreements and non-disclosure agreements.

Friedman has successfully litigated large national class actions, securities, malpractice and fraud cases, and estate matters. He helped pioneer information technology 30 years ago, when he won the landmark case of Chatlos v. NCR Corporation, one of the most important developments in the history of information technology law. He has also litigated matters involving the Lanham Act, the federal statute governing trademark law.

"I am excited to be joining Sonnenschein and helping it expand its New York-based IP practice," said Friedman. "The added level of service that I will now be able to offer to my clients will be invaluable going forward."

Friedman has published more than 100 articles and is the author of the widely-read treatise, A Vendor’s Guide to Computer Contracting. He lectures throughout North and South America, Europe and Australia, and has taught at several law schools across the United States. He is also a past-president of the International Technology Law Association. Earlier in his career, he was a founding partner of Friedman Siegelbaum. Friedman received a J.D. degree, with honors, from George Washington University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Law Review, and a B.A. degree from Johns Hopkins University.

At Sonnenschein, we are committed to providing the highest-quality legal and counseling services for all of our clients, all of the time. They include many of the world's most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals. Through integrated, inter-office teamwork, we help them to prosper and grow. For more information, visit

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