Mr Kyper has represented clients in litigations involving cold-formed steel framing, safety harnesses, automobiles, ceramic cutting tools, software, railroad repair equipment, internet-based business systems, control valves, cellular phones and entertainment properties. He has experience counselling clients with respect to intellectual property and other business aspects relating to the internet.
He is also involved in many projects concerned with the intellectual property aspects of entertainment and multimedia properties.
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Mark Peroff concentrates his practice on counselling and litigation in the areas of domestic and global trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, privacy and publicity rights, parody, media and internet related matters. In addition, Mr Peroff advises on the negotiation and drafting of assignments, trademark clearances and searches, brand adoption and protection strategies, and due diligence regarding intellectual property rights in corporate transactions.
Mr Peroff's clients include large multinational companies, mid-size service and manufacturing concerns, not-for-profit organisations, inventors and entrepreneurs engaged in practically every field of commerce. Mr Talcott has also directed due diligence work on behalf of technology companies in connection with acquisition or financing transactions. Dr Moore is the founder and CEO of KLM Inc, a management consultation firm that specialises in strategy, planning, branding, marketing, knowledge management and the management of intellectual capital assets such as brands, intellectual property and organisational capital.
Dr Moore has worked in the fields of strategy, branding and intellectual assets for over 30 years.
Julia Semeniy concentrates her practice on intellectual property and trademark matters. Her experience includes licensing, assignment, trademark prosecution, intellectual property infringements and unfair competition. Ms Semeniy counsels clients on these matters and prepares licence and assignment agreements with regard to IP. She is also involved in litigation concerning trademark infringements.
Mr Coch has served as lead counsel in numerous complex intellectual property trials and appeals involving patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and antitrust issues. Mr Coch has authored many articles, lectures widely and is a member of the American intellectual Property Law Association, American Bar Association, intellectual Property Owners Association and New York intellectual Property Law Association, for which he has chaired committees and subcommittees on trade secret, antitrust, and inequitable conduct and patent misuse issues.
Mr Demetriades is the partner in charge of intellectual property matters at the office. His department deals with contentious and non-contentious matters relating to trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights and data protection. His IPR specialisation is anti-piracy, which entails an approach not usually confined to the particular cause of action but combines creatively available legislation so as to achieve speedy and effective results in the marketplace. He is a recognised leader, innovator and important influence in the area of financial product marketing.
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Mr Libman has been granted numerous US patents for his innovations in direct marketing and financial product distribution. Areas of particular experience include trademark, e-commerce and internet advice, including passing-off actions, domain name disputes, brand protection and advice on advertising issues, patent litigation, technology transfer agreements, IT contracts and technology disputes, copyright exploitation and plagiarism actions, and arbitration and ADR in the context of IP disputes.
He has a science and law degree from University of Mumbai Bombay. He was called to the Bar in He has diverse experience in litigation, transaction and advisory practice and additionally deals in law office management. Robert has a masters in computing and has acted for clients in patent disputes in areas such as business methods, methods of treatment, refrigerants and consumer goods. He has run medical device and software copyright infringement disputes, trademark disputes for food, clothing and footwear clients and anti-counterfeiting campaigns in Europe and Australia.
He has written and presented papers for a range of industry publications and at national and international conferences.
Robert is qualified to practise in England and Wales, having worked in London for five years, as well as in Australia. John Swinson specialises in intellectual property and technology law. John has an undergraduate degree in computer science, and a masters degree from Harvard Law School. John brings to his practice international experience.
He is admitted to practise in both Australia and New York, and worked as an attorney for six years in New York. His technical expertise is in the electrical arts, with substantial experience in the semiconductor silicon and compound , software, medical device, mechanical and electro-mechanical arts. He counsels clients on patent strategies, primarily advising them on patent prosecution strategies and licensing matters. She concentrates her practice on the strategic management and enforcement of patent and trademark portfolios, including the development of global trademark protection and enforcement programmes, trademark prosecution, patent prosecution and technology licensing.
She regularly counsels corporate clients on intellectual property strategic planning, including intellectual property issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, reorganisations and restructuring, as well as financial institutions on the securitisation of intellectual property assets. She has considerable experience with intellectual property issues in corporate transactions, leading the intellectual property transaction teams in several recent multi-million dollar transactions involving the chemical and food industries. His primary area of practice has been intellectual property litigation, including patent and trademark infringement and trade dress, trade secret and unfair competition matters in the US and foreign countries.
He was a US patent examiner for four years and has a wide range of experience in patent and trademark prosecution and negotiation of licence and joint venture agreements in the US, Europe and the Far East. Mr Ali specialises in patent litigation, counselling clients regarding patent enforcement and licensing. A graduate of the University of Michigan, College of Pharmacy, he worked as a retail pharmacist before attending law school at the University of Minnesota. Ms Bortolotti practises intellectual property law focusing on litigation and strategic client counselling. She is skilled in handling a variety of litigation matters, covering a broad spectrum of technology areas.
Her experience includes using creative methods of offence and defence, drawing on her knowledge of acquiring intellectual property rights before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Ms Daulton practises intellectual property law with an emphasis on developing portfolio strategy in mechanical technologies.
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Her practice encompasses all phases of intellectual property portfolio management, including US and foreign patent application preparation and prosecution; patent clearance and infringement opinions; trademark application preparation and prosecution; copyright application preparation and prosecution; and licensing of intellectual property rights.
Mr Schuman's practice encompasses contested matters in the United States district courts, state courts and administrative agencies. He has participated in numerous district court trials to both the bench and jury on matters related to patents, trademarks and other intellectual property rights, and has participated in six Markman hearings. He has headed litigation involving electronic circuitry, mechanical devices, optics, surface roughness, chemical compositions, adhesives, software and pharmaceuticals.
During this time Mr Eisbruck has evaluated transactions backed by a variety of assets including credit cards, auto loans, manufactured housing, intellectual property, and water and sewer systems. He currently focuses much of his efforts on aiding the development of new assets. Mr Eisbruck has also contributed to a number of articles on structural innovations and general trends in the asset-backed market. His article on the rating approach to intellectual property assets was included in the Wiley and Co publication, From Ideas to Assets.
Mr Judlowe has also litigated a number of Lanham Act and other unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation and trademark infringement matters. Brian P Murphy is a partner in the Litigation Practice. He has significant experience representing brand-name pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman patent litigation.
He also oversees coverage of wireless service providers in the European Communications Group. He graduated with a PhD in political science and comparative political economy from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Matthew Kreeger is a litigation partner who specialises in intellectual property disputes, including patent infringement litigation and interferences.
Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation. She has litigated patents involving a variety of life sciences and electrical engineering inventions, and also has extensive experience advising clients on strategic issues in patent prosecution and related proceedings such as interferences, re-examination, and reissue. She specialises in administrative proceedings, intellectual property and unfair competition law, as well as pharmaceutical law. Paolo Perani is admitted to the Italian Bar and is head of the litigation group of the firm. Areas of particular experience include e-commerce and internet advice, including domain name disputes, brand protection and advice on advertising issues he contributed to the volume International Comparative Advertising , INTA, , patent and trademark litigation, licence and technology transfer agreements, IT contracts and technology disputes, copyright actions and arbitration and ADR in context of IP disputes.
Keith W Medansky focuses on intellectual property, including the full range of transactional and litigation matters pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, software, anti-counterfeiting and technology.
Mr Medansky has extensive international experience managing large global intellectual property portfolios and transactions for start-ups and large multinationals. Patrick Boone joined PwC in and has obtained relevant experience in corporate structuring and restructuring from a domestic and international perspective.
Besides tax planning, he has also assisted clients in defence work. He holds a law degree and has additional qualifications in taxation. As an active member of the transfer pricing group within the Belgian and previously the UK practice, he has experience with the approach of Belgian and foreign tax authorities towards transfer pricing and safe harbours such as coordination centres, distribution centres and service centres. He also negotiates advance rulings with the Belgian APA commission.
He teaches transfer pricing in the academic world, is a regular speaker at seminars and conferences and runs transfer pricing sessions during international training courses within PricewaterhouseCoopers. Adrian Davis Assistant director, London Email adrian.
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Adrian Davis, who joined PricewaterhouseCoopers in after completing an MBA at Durham University, has developed strong expertise in advising companies on how to exploit their brand equity to generate greater shareholder value. Assignments have involved both consumer and B2B brands, including advising global consumer goods companies on how to prioritise brand investment. Prior to joining PwC, He worked for Mars in a number of commercial roles within business development and marketing management.
In addition, he has published a number of articles on brand investment. John Davis is a director in the Forensic Services department in London specialising in intellectual property disputes. He has advised on the quantum of damages payable following patent and design rights infringement and also directed a team providing evidence to the UK Copyright Tribunal on a reasonable royalty and royalty rate structure for blanket licences with the higher education sector.
He is a regular conference speaker on intellectual property valuation issues. His general commercial disputes experience includes the quantification of damages claims arising from contractual disputes in a variety of industries including telecoms, agricultural machinery and shipping. Mr Hadjiloucas recently provided a valuation opinion and testified as an expert witness in a case involving a leading global consumer goods brand. He has also assisted many blue-chip clients in developing strategies in connection with exploiting their IP, as well as directed numerous valuations of intangible assets for financial reporting purposes, under both US GAAP and International Financial Reporting Standards.
A chartered accountant by profession, he frequently presents on the topic of intangible asset valuation at conferences in the UK and other countries, and has published a number of articles. Increasingly, the valuation of intangible assets including trademarks, titles, patents and know-how has become a central focus of his work both in the UK and overseas.
Mr Harrison has experience of intellectual property valuations across a wide range of sectors. Key sectors in which he has recently carried out valuations of intellectual property include the technology, food manufacturing, pharmaceutical and healthcare, chemicals, media and telecommunications sectors.
His clients have included Fortune corporations, partnerships, non-profits and the US Department of Justice. He has been both a testifying and consulting expert on a variety of economic issues in antitrust, intellectual property and other disputes. Dr Palim has published articles in academic and professional journals on the development of competition policy around the world and on the issues that arise at the intersection of intellectual property and antitrust. Since his return to London, he has specialised in the provision of corporate finance and valuation advice in the financial service sector within the UK, Asia, US and Europe.
The team provides specialist valuation advice to provide support during transactions and investment decisions, and has also provided valuation advice for regulatory and accounting purposes. He is currently leading the initiative to provide valuation and purchase price allocation support to European-based clients in the financial services sector under International Financial Reporting Standards.
He has a background in investment management and equity research, and has been with PwC for over eight years. He has recently co-authored a book, The Real Cost of Capital. His London-based team, of around 40 professionals, helps companies optimise their value by providing rigorous, independent, quantitative advice on strategic issues.