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K&L Gates Grows Intellectual Property Practice with Washington, D.C., Partner Addition

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Global law firm K&L Gates LLP welcomes Michael G. Verga as a partner in the firm’s IP procurement and portfolio management practice. Verga joins K&L Gates from Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP.

With nearly 25 years experience in the practice of intellectual property law, both in-house and through private practice, Verga focuses on the strategic development and enforcement of intellectual property portfolios including patent application drafting and prosecution, due diligence, and licensing in the electrical, software, computer, and mechanical technology fields. He advises clients in a variety of industries including telecommunications, networking, medical devices, energy, agriculture, construction, software, optics, and semiconductors.

With degrees in law and electrical engineering, Verga formerly served as in-house counsel for a medical device company and as a flight simulation engineer.

“We are excited to welcome Mike to the firm and expand K&L Gates’ IP services to our clients,” said David T. Case, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ Washington, D.C., office. “His years of legal and industry experience have given him a nuanced understanding of technology design and development that will be invaluable in helping our clients protect their intellectual property assets worldwide.”

K&L Gates practices out of 48 fully integrated offices located in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East and South America and represents leading global corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals. For more information about K&L Gates or its locations, practices and registrations, visit

K&L Gates has offices in: Anchorage, Austin, Beijing, Berlin, Boston, Brisbane, Brussels, Charleston, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Doha, Dubai, Fort Worth, Frankfurt, Harrisburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Miami, Milan, Moscow, Newark, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, Perth, Pittsburgh, Portland, Raleigh, Research Triangle Park, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Singapore, Spokane, Sydney, Taipei, Tokyo, Warsaw, Washington, D.C., and Wilmington.

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