Addition Follows Firms’ Collaboration in High-Profile Litigation Win
Womble Bond Dickinson is expanding its Patent Prosecution and Litigation practice with five lawyers from Moyles IP, a boutique firm focused on protecting the IP rights of domestic and international clients in the advanced manufacturing, medical device, oil and gas, consumer products, durable medical equipment, machine learning software, communications, and electronics sectors. Lisa Moyles leads the group consisting of Jason Rockman, Janelle O’Neill, Jason Radachy, and Bradley Shelowitz. The team will be based in the firm’s New York, Raleigh, N.C., and Washington, D.C., offices.
“Many of our attorneys have worked with this talented team over the years and have seen their incredible ability to counsel clients in all forms of intellectual property, including patent and trademark prosecution, licensing, and litigation strategy,” said Preston Heard, leader of the firm’s Patent Prosecution & Litigation practice group. “Lisa and her team have a robust client base with an international presence, and this addition further establishes the firm as a top-notch provider of intellectual property legal services.”
With a long-standing history of collaboration as co-counsel, Womble Bond Dickinson and Moyles IP have a proven track record of effectively representing clients in complex patent cases. Earlier this week, the two firms secured a defensive verdict on behalf of client DynaEnergetics in a case before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, marking their third favorable defense verdict in six years in Texas courts.
“Womble has an excellent reputation as a full-service transatlantic law firm with a particularly robust IP and litigation practice,” said Moyles. “My colleagues and I are excited to join a firm that shares our collaborative and hands-on approach to client service. We look forward to introducing our clients to the strength of the firm’s highly regarded attorneys in other disciplines.”
Womble’s Patent Prosecution & Litigation practice consists of more than 100 attorneys, patent agents, and science and technical advisors who assist clients in protecting their innovations and leveraging the value of their intellectual property in a competitive marketplace. The group offers a wide range of capabilities, including detailed patent analyses, procurement, and enforcement in all technical areas.
This announcement is the latest in a period of strategic growth for the firm that has included a series of strong hires within the Patent Prosecution & Litigation group, including Andrew Beverina (Of Counsel, Washington, D.C.), Kevin Davis (Of Counsel, Houston), Fabio Marino (Partner, Silicon Valley), Jeff McIntyre (Partner, Washington, D.C.), Rodney Miller (Partner, Atlanta), Brandon Massengill (Of Counsel, Raleigh), and Kristian Sullivan (Of Counsel, Houston).
More information on the attorneys joining Womble can be found below:
Lisa Moyles (Partner, Raleigh, N.C.) is a seasoned IP lawyer with almost 30 years of experience advising clients on all aspects of IP strategy, management, and protection. With a keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the complexities of IP law, Lisa counsels and represents clients at every stage of the protection lifecycle, including patent and trademark acquisition that withstands validity challenges, FTO analysis, and enforcement. Moyles earned her J.D. from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law and graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in mechanical engineering.
Jason M. Rockman (Partner, Washington, D.C.) is a skilled patent strategist with a track record of success in assisting clients of all sizes, both domestically and internationally, with patent preparation, prosecution, and enforcement. With a background in chemical engineering, he can quickly become fluent in different technologies, enabling him to provide forward-thinking advice tailored to clients’ businesses. Rockman received his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Lehigh University.
Janelle A. O’Neill (Of Counsel, Washington, D.C.) is an experienced IP lawyer who prepares and prosecutes domestic and international patent applications and advises clients in the mechanical, biotechnology, and chemical arts. She also conducts patentability and freedom-to-operate analysis and provides advice geared toward avoiding IP-related litigation. O’Neill graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Law and received a B.S. in biology with a chemistry minor from Saint John’s University.
Jason D. Radachy (Counsel, Washington, D.C.) has over 16 years of experience in patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution, portfolio management, strategic counseling, opinion preparation, and litigation support. He provides legal representation and strategic guidance to diverse clients, from individual investors to multinational corporations. Radachy graduated summa cum laude from the Ave Marie School of Law and cum laude from Case Western Reserve University with a B.S. in physics.
Bradley Shelowitz (Counsel, New York) is a patent and trademark attorney with a strong technical background that allows him to understand the intricacies of complex inventions, particularly in the field of biomedical engineering. He leverages his experience to conduct patent validity and infringement analyses, due diligence investigations, and clearances, providing his clients with effective strategies to protect their intellectual property. Shelowtiz graduated magna cum laude from Touro University Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center and cum laude from Hofstra University with a degree in biomedical engineering.
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