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Novak Druce Welcomes Marcus Hall to Firm

Monday, February 11, 2013

Continuing with its plan for strategic growth, Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP, the IP super boutique, announced that attorney Marcus T. Hall has joined the firm as a partner. He will practice out of the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices where he will focus on intellectual property litigation and complex commercial litigation.

“Many of us in the firm have come to know Marcus well over the years, and we are very pleased that our recent growth assisted in providing us with an advantage to attract Marcus and his clients to our national super boutique platform,” said Greg Novak, the firm’s Managing Partner and CEO. “Marcus is a strong, rising-star litigator for clients not only focused on our core IP litigation but also for clients involved in complex litigation, as well as other legal services incident to those types of litigation.”

Mr. Hall’s clients represent a diverse array of technology-related industries, including semiconductors and electronics, pharmaceuticals, mechanical, information technologies, biotechnologies, and aerospace. In addition to his reputation as an experienced litigator, Mr. Hall brings to Novak Druce a wealth of transactional knowledge in such areas as IP licensing and contract drafting and negotiation, patent and trademark portfolio counseling, insurance coverage counseling, including self-insurance entity formation, and patent and trademark prosecution.

Formerly a partner with Winston & Strawn LLP, Mr. Hall is a member of the California State Bar, United States Court of Appeals – Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit, and the United States District Court – Central, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of California.

“I am excited to join Novak Druce. It is a highly regarded firm with a talented team of lawyers, many of whom I have known for some time," Hall said. "I look forward to working closely with them to expand the excellence of service they provide their clients by adding additional, experienced litigation capacity. Being able to provide Novak Druce’s clients with those legal services should assist in the continued growth of the firm.”

Mr. Hall earned his law degree magna cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in San Francisco where he was elected to the Order of the Coif and was a member of the Thurston Society. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts fromCalifornia Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, Calif.

About Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP

Novak Druce Connolly Bove + Quigg LLP is a rapidly growing IP firm focused on complex intellectual property matters. With a renowned post-grant and patent reexamination practice, Novak Druce was listed on the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List” in 2011 and 2012, and has been listed by IP Today since 2008 as a top U.S. trademark firm and a top patent firm. It was most recently named one of the top “Go To” patent law firms in the 2012 Corporate Counsel “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies Survey.” On Jan. 1., 2013, Novak Druce formally merged with Connolly Bove, recognized for its preeminent litigation practice, and one of the oldest and largest IP firms in the United States. It frequently ranked among the top 25 U.S. law firms for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel Magazine, was listed by IP Today as a top 50 U.S. trademark firm and a top patent firm, and was ranked the top intellectual property firm in Delaware for nine consecutive years by Chambers USA. The firm was listed on the National Law Journal’s “Midsize Hot List” in 2010 and most recently ranked 7th in the U.S. in total plaintiffs’ cases in the 2012Corporate Counsel “Patent Litigation Survey.”

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