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Patent Litigation Capability Further Bolstered With Arrival of International Trade Commission Practitioner
Monday, October 25, 2010
Experienced International Trade Commission trial lawyer strengthens Latham & Watkins’ intellectual property litigation capability
Washington, DC -- Latham & Watkins LLP is pleased to announce that Bert C. Reiser has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Litigation Department. Reiser has extensive experience representing US and multinational companies in patent litigation cases, in particular before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He also brings a wealth of experience in district court patent litigation throughout the US.
Reiser has been involved in approximately thirty-five ITC Section 337 investigations – including eleven trials. Reiser’s industry experience is broad and includes deep market knowledge in the medical devices, semi-conductor, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, technology, cleantech, and mobile communication sectors.
Reiser’s experience in patent litigation extends beyond the courtroom. He chairs the Practicing Law Institute’s annual Patent Litigation program for the Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia region, lectures on ITC Section 337 litigation, and is a member of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association.
“I am delighted to welcome Bert to Latham & Watkins,” said Eric Bernthal, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington, D.C. “He is a very talented litigator and we are excited to be adding another highly-qualified trial lawyer to our Washington, D.C. office.”
Max Grant, Co-Chair of the firm’s Global Intellectual Property Practice Group, added: “Bert’s experience before the International Trade Commission in Section 337 actions complements Latham & Watkins’ patent litigation practice. His arrival is another significant step forward in building a premier patent trial practice, which will include a leading ITC 337 practice.”
“I look forward to contributing to the growth of Latham & Watkins’ intellectual property practice,” said Reiser. “The firm’s global reach and depth of expertise perfectly complement and support the development of my practice.”
Reiser’s arrival follows Lawrence J. Gotts and Matthew Moore joining the firm in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Gotts’ practice focuses on litigation and trial of intellectual property disputes, including patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright matters. Moore has a broad practice representing Fortune 100 companies in high stakes patent infringement suits.
Reiser joins Latham & Watkins from Howrey LLC in Washington, D.C. Previously, he served as Attorney Adviser to Chief Administrative Law Judge Paul Luckern of the ITC where he was involved in the adjudication of more than twenty Section 337 actions. He received his JD degree from American University’s Washington College of Law in 1990, where he served on the staff of the Journal of International Law, and his BA degree in political science from Central College in 1985.
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