Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that intellectual property lawyer Troy Schmelzer has joined the global law firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner. He comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from DLA Piper.
Schmelzer focuses his practice on patent prosecution, portfolio management and strategic counseling in a wide variety of technologies, including mobile devices, communication equipment and systems, imaging products, semiconductor devices and medical devices.
Linda Addison, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:
“Troy is a respected intellectual property lawyer, advising on innovative matters in the technology sector. His industry experience will greatly benefit our clients facing complex IP challenges around the world.”
Gina Shishima, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Intellectual Property, commented:
“Troy has significant patent prosecution and counseling experience as well as a solid international client base that will complement our overall strategy. He will be a tremendous asset to our growing IP platform.”
Schmelzer, who assists companies globally in developing and implementing comprehensive and cost-efficient patent strategies and portfolios, said:
“Norton Rose Fulbright is a global powerhouse, and I am excited to join its strong team of IP lawyers. I am eager to contribute to the firm’s success in the IP arena.”
Schmelzer is admitted to practice in California, Illinois and Arizona and is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office. He received both his JD and his BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.