CHICAGO (July 21, 2014) – Loeb & Loeb LLP announced today that David Newman has joined the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice as senior counsel in the Chicago office. Most recently, he was a member of the Intellectual Property Practice in the Chicago office of Arnstein & Lehr LLP.
Newman brings more than 20 years’ experience in intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. He handles a wide range of IP litigation matters, and prepares and prosecutes applications for various types of intellectual properties involving business methods, computers, consumer goods, electronic commerce, mechanical devices, medical devices and telecommunications.
“David’s impressive technical background and breadth of experience across litigation, prosecution and counseling matters will be a tremendous asset to our patent practice in Chicago and our national IP platform,” said Mark E. Waddell, chair of the firm’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Department. “As a go-to thought leader on a range of patent topics, David brings top-notch expertise that will deepen the level of service that we can offer clients in this area.”
Newman has handled numerous litigations involving U.S. and foreign patents, unfair trade practices, copyrights, trade dress, trademarks, trade secrets, antitrust and breach of contract claims throughout the country. He has also been involved in all aspects of practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including patent appeals, reissues, reexamination and Covered Business Method proceedings. He has represented clients in IP arbitration disputes under the American Arbitration Association’s Commercial Arbitration Rules, and he serves as Chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee for the Intellectual Property Section of the ABA.
“Loeb & Loeb’s full-service IP platform and top-notch bench of practitioners across the patent, trademark and copyright space make the firm a perfect fit for my practice,” said Newman. “I look forward to working with this sophisticated team.”
Prior to entering private practice, Newman spent the earlier part of his career as in house General Patent Counsel within the electronics industry. He earned his J.D. from DePaul University College of Law and his B.S. from The Ohio State University. He has instructed courses involving claim drafting for patent applications and is frequently quoted and interviewed regarding patent issues involved in the “Smartphone Wars.”
In addition, Newman is co-founder and co-chair of the ABA’s ground breaking committee working to establish best practices for resolving disputes involving Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) through Arbitration or other alternative dispute resolution processes. In the local community, he also serves as a Commissioner of the City of Highland Park Ravinia Festival Commission, a civic group that focuses on community relations.
About Loeb & Loeb’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice
Loeb & Loeb’s Patent Litigation and Counseling Practice represents clients from around the world in all manner of patent disputes, as well as patent prosecution and strategic counseling. The national team of nearly 25 patent attorneys and professionals has litigated infringement, validity and enforceability of patents in every technology field.
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Loeb & Loeb is a multiservice law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. The firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of capital markets; consumer protection defense; corporate; media and entertainment; intellectual property; litigation; real estate; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville, Washington, DC, and Beijing, as well as an affiliate office in Hong Kong. www.loeb.com