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Intellectual Property Partner Jean-Paul (J.P.) Lavalleye Joins Dickstein Shapiro

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Dickstein Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce that Jean-Paul (J.P.) Lavalleye has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice as partner, effective April 30, in its Washington, DC office. J.P. is nationally known for representing a number of the world’s largest companies in patent matters and he is actively involved in all areas of patent law, with particular emphasis on patent counseling, patent disputes, litigation and litigation avoidance and/or resolution.

“J.P. is a highly regarded IP strategist, with 30 years of experience working in every facet of intellectual property law,” said Jeff Sherwood, co-leader of Dickstein Shapiro’s Intellectual Property Practice. “The depth of his knowledge is remarkable and will be a major asset for our clients.”

“Dickstein Shapiro’s intellectual property team understands the importance of the value of its clients’ innovation and creativity and is a leader in working with its clients to maximize their IP assets so as to support and advance their competitive market positions by protecting, acquiring, and maintaining their IP rights,” said Mr. Lavalleye. “This practice, combined with the firm’s full-service litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy capabilities make it a great fit for my clients.”

Mr. Lavalleye represents many multinational clients in various industries, on a wide range of intellectual property matters. His recent work includes successful representation of a French steelmaker in a number of patent infringement actions, and representation of a French multinational construction and high-performance materials manufacturer. He is fluent in French and his 30-plus years of global experience have made him especially skilled at helping foreign companies navigate the U.S. intellectual property system. Working with executives and attorneys from Europe to Japan, Mr. Lavalleye draws upon his cultural understanding and knowledge to counsel overseas clients on how to tactically and strategically protect their IP assets and their rights to commercialize their technologies within the United States. Mr. Lavalleye not only provides IP law guidance, he provides clients with business advice within the overall patent portfolio context. By developing business strategies that utilize patent protection methods, Mr. Lavalleye helps companies optimize the value of their IP assets and enhance their market position. Mr. Lavalleye holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, a Ph. D. in organic chemistry from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an A.B. in Chemistry from Rutgers College. Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, he was a partner at the Virginia-based specialist intellectual property firm Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP.

Attorneys in Dickstein Shapiro’s nationally ranked Intellectual Property Practice work with clients to develop strategies that capitalize on their intellectual property assets and achieve their business objectives. The firm is ranked by Chambers USA, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today as a top firm for intellectual property work. Dickstein Shapiro has the experience, skill, and knowledge to successfully solve intellectual property problems for clients striving to succeed in this ever-changing, highly competitive arena.

Dickstein Shapiro LLP

Dickstein Shapiro LLP, founded in 1953, is internationally recognized for its work with clients, from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Orange County, Silicon Valley, Stamford, and Washington DC. Dickstein Shapiro provides strategic counsel and develops multidisciplinary legal solutions by leveraging its core strengths—litigation, regulatory, transactions, and advocacy—to successfully advance clients’ business interests.

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