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Eckert Seamans’ Janet Linn Named as Chair of the Committee on Patents of the New York City Bar Association

Friday, September 10, 2010

White Plains, NY – Eckert Seamans Cherin and Mellott, LLC, a full-service national law firm, has announced that Janet B. Linn has been named Chair of the Committee on Patents of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York effective September 1, 2010. The Committee addresses legal and policy issues relating to patents in the United States and internationally, as well as the operation of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Linn, a Member in the firm’s Litigation and Intellectual Property groups, is based in the firm’s White Plains office.

Ms. Linn concentrates her practice on intellectual property litigation, counseling and opinion work. She provides counsel and support to clients on the full range of intellectual property matters, from patent, trade secrets and trademarks, to unfair competition, copyright, false advertising and related antitrust issues. Her patent litigations have involved pharmaceuticals, medical devices, consumer products, software, and electronics. In addition to patent, trademark, trade secret and unfair competition litigation, her experience includes patent and trademark inter partes proceedings, trademark prosecution and copyright registration. She has particular expertise in Hatch Waxman ANDA litigation and the interface of patent and FDA law.

In addition to her work with the New York City Bar Association, she is a member of Women in Intellectual Property, and has regularly been named a “Super Lawyer” in intellectual property litigation by New York Super Lawyers. Linn earned a master of law’s degree in Trade Regulation from the New York University School of Law and a Juris Doctor degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law. She received a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from the State University of New York.

About the Association

The New York City Bar Association (, since its founding in 1870, has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

About Eckert Seamans

Eckert Seamans has over 325 attorneys located in eleven offices throughout the United States including Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, Philadelphia, Southpointe and West Chester, Pennsylvania; Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Virginia; Wilmington, Delaware; Charleston, West Virginia; and White Plains, New York. The firm provides a broad range of legal services in the areas of litigation, including mass tort and products liability litigation, corporate and business law, intellectual property law, labor and employment relations, aviation law, bankruptcy and creditors’ rights, employee benefits, environmental law, construction law, municipal finance, real estate, and tax and estate law. Eckert Seamans’ practice reflects virtually every industry and segment of the country’s business and social fabric. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, financial institutions, newspapers and other media, hotels, health care organizations, airlines and railroads. The firm also represents a number of federal, state, and local governmental and educational entities. For more information, please visit

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