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Stroock Adds Irah H. Donner to Intellectual Property Practice in New York

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Enhances Financial Industry IP Capabilities

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP, a national law firm with offices in New York, Los Angeles and Miami, announced the addition of Irah H. Donner as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in New York, effective immediately. Mr. Donner will focus on patent prosecution, technology audits, intellectual property transactional due diligence, licensing and litigation support for technology and financial related companies.

Mr. Donner comes from the New York office of Wilmer Hale, where he was a partner. Mr. Donner's practice focuses on the counseling, acquisition and enforcement of all forms of intellectual property rights, with particular emphasis in the patenting of financial, business methods, Internet, and computer hardware and software related technologies.

Mr. Donner has significant industry experience in designing software applications for large-scale computer systems due to his work in the facility analysis and control field at Bell Communications Research (BELLCORE), as well as in designing software-implemented controllers for paralyzed muscles at the Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital.

"Irah’s financial industry practice and institutional client base is a perfect fit with our existing financial industry intellectual property practice. Also, Irah brings to us another intellectual property partner whose publications and knowledge of the law put him at the cutting edge of the quickly changing patent law landscape in the United States,” said Steven Pokotilow, co-chairman of Stroock's Intellectual Property Practice Group.

Mr. Donner holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Case School of Engineering and received his J.D. magna cum laude from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, where he was a Contributing Editor of the Law Review. Mr. Donner is the author of the treatise Patent Prosecution Law, Practice and Procedures, Sixth Edition, published by BNA Books and its companion publication published in Japanese for distribution in Japan.

Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP is a law firm providing transactional and litigation guidance to leading multinational corporations, investment banks and private equity firms in the U.S. and abroad. Stroock's emphasis on client service and innovation has made it one of the nation's leading law firms for over 130 years. Stroock's practice areas include capital markets/securities, commercial finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, private equity, private funds, derivatives and commodities, employment law and benefits, energy and project finance, entertainment, environmental law, financial restructuring, financial services litigation, insurance, intellectual property, investment management, litigation, personal client services, real estate, structured finance and tax. For more information, please visit Stroock's website at

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