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Gabriel Joins Dykema Intellectual Property Litigation Group in Los Angeles

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Brings More Than Three Decades of Experience; Addition Strengthens Depth of Dykema’s IP Litigation Team

Los Angeles, CA – Dykema today announced the addition of Allan Gabriel to its Intellectual Property Litigation practice group. Gabriel, joining the firm from Thelen Reid Brown Raysman & Steiner LLP, will be a member in the firm’s Los Angeles office.

Gabriel focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation involving patent, trademark and copyright infringement, trade secrets, false advertising and right of publicity claims on trial court and appellate levels. He also has substantial experience in handling antitrust, unfair competition, Internet related and general business litigation matters.

"Allan’s broad IP litigation experience will add substantial depth to our already nationally-renowned Intellectual Property Litigation team," said Rex Schlaybaugh, Dykema’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "His intellectual property career spans 30 years and we are pleased he has chosen to continue his impressive career with Dykema. Allan’s arrival highlights the firm’s continued commitment to expanding our core practices, including IP litigation, which is important to the strategic growth of our firm."

"Allan is a highly regarded attorney with deep relationships throughout the intellectual property legal community," said Craig N. Hentschel, managing member of the firm’s Los Angeles office. "He represents a significant addition to our Los Angeles office and our national IP Litigation practice."

Dykema attorneys counsel clients on all aspects of the procurement, management, and enforcement of intellectual property rights. The firm’s intellectual property attorneys, including numerous attorneys who are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, prepare, prosecute and enforce patents in a diverse range of industries including automotive, communications, computer, electronics biotechnology, chemical and consumer products. For more information on Dykema’s Intellectual Property practice group, please visit

In his new role at Dykema, Gabriel will continue to represent a number of clients in a variety of industries including software development, high tech components manufacturing, consumer food products, newspaper publication, as well as investors and entrepreneurs.

A frequent writer, Gabriel is co-author of "Trademarks," chapter six, Attorney’s Guide to the Law of Competitive Business Practices, California Continuing Education of the Bar, 1991 (second edition), and "Product Counterfeiting-Protection Under the Lanham Act Section 43(a)," Product Counterfeiting Remedies, Practicing Law Institute (1984).

He received a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and a B.A. from Queens College of the City University of New York.

Dykema, based in the Midwest, is one of the country’s largest and most respected legal services and public policy consulting firms. The firm is known for its highly experienced attorneys and professionals and its focus upon complex business situations and national litigation. Dykema advises domestic and foreign-based companies and institutions on a wide variety of business issues including corporate governance, growth strategies and risk reduction, regulatory compliance, international trade, e-commerce and many others. Its diversified practice, international reach and Midwest base have made Dykema the choice of Fortune 100 companies and entrepreneurial enterprises. The firm has offices in California, Illinois, Michigan, and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit

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