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Morris, Manning & Martin Expands in D.C. Adding Intellectual Property Litigator

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Washington, DC – Robert A. Gutkin, formerly a partner with Sutherland, has joined Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Gutkin’s practice is focused on intellectual property litigation.

"We are very pleased that Bob has chosen to join Morris, Manning & Martin," said Managing Partner Robert E. Saudek. "Further developing our D.C. office and adding to our significant intellectual property practice are both strategic priorities for Morris, Manning & Martin and Bob’s addition is a critical step to those goals."

Mr. Gutkin’s litigation background will add tremendous support to the office’s intellectual property capabilities. The firm recently added partners Ping Wang, M.D. and Chris Raimund to the firm’s intellectual property practice in Washington. The firm now counts more than twenty intellectual property lawyers and technical specialists amongst its Washington and Atlanta offices.

His work on intellectual property matters includes the representation of clients in patent infringement cases on technologies as diverse as surgical lasers, cryogenic devices, magnetic resonance imaging equipment, cellular technology, fiber optics, catalytic converters, lubricants for dental handpieces, gravity feed displays and smart card manufacturing. He has tried patent infringement cases on complex technology before juries, where it was critical to simplify the presentation of issues of law and technology. Mr. Gutkin also regularly represents clients on matters involving trademark, copyright and unfair competition cases.

About Mr. Gutkin

Mr. Gutkin has been a faculty participant with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) and currently serves as a committee member in the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO). He has both lectured and written articles on a variety of intellectual property topics.

He received his J.D. in 1985 from the University of California, School of Law, Davis, his M.A. in 1982 from the University of Chicago, and his B.A. in 1980 from Brandeis University.

About Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, ( is a full-service commercial law firm representing clients throughout the United States. Our mission is to be the firm of choice for clients seeking the most creative, comprehensive and effective legal services available. Our legal solutions are delivered by industry-focused, diverse, involved lawyers who are dedicated to our clients’ success, whether in a transaction, in court, or in the everyday course of business.

Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP, enjoys national prominence for its intellectual property, capital markets, environmental, green tech, healthcare, insurance, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and technology practices. The firm has offices in Atlanta, Raleigh-Durham, Savannah and Washington, D.C.

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