United States: Lazar To Join Piper Rudnick's Intellectual Property Group
Last Updated: April 14 2004

Attorney is latest addition to Reston office

RESTON, April 8 – Piper Rudnick LLP announced today that noted patent attorney Dale Lazar will join the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group from the northern Virginia office of Pillsbury Winthrop.

"We are delighted to welcome Dale to our team of talented attorneys," said Mark Feldman, the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group leader. "His vast knowledge of patents will superbly complement and enhance the firm’s national intellectual property practice."

Mr. Lazar concentrates his practice on intellectual property problems in a variety of technologies. He has extensive experience in patenting electronic technology, patenting and copyrighting computer hardware and software, litigating patents and copyrights, negotiating and drafting licenses for patents and software and preparing software related agreements. He also has analyzed electronic and computer related patents and copyrights for infringement and validity.

Mr. Lazar also teaches patent law at George Mason University Law School and has written and lectured extensively on patent prosecution and litigation for the Patent Resources Group. He is also known as a lecturer who has addressed groups around the world on U.S. patent law, and as an author of several papers on aspects of intellectual property protection.

He will be based in Piper Rudnick’s Reston, Virginia office.

"I am looking forward to working with Steve Kelber and Ann Ford, great lawyers and colleagues, to becoming part of Piper Rudnick’s team and enhancing the Intellectual Property part of the firm’s roster of legal services," Mr. Lazar said.

Piper Rudnick’s Reston office, headed by Nancy Spangler, has grown steadily since its founding in 1999 and now includes almost 40 lawyers. It focuses on Corporate and Securities, Venture Capital and Emerging Companies, Biosciences, Franchise and Distribution, Intellectual Property, Information Technology, Labor and Employment, Bankruptcy, Finance, Government Contracts, Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation, Real Estate and Litigation. Clients include companies engaged in enterprise, niche and Internet software, telephony, e-commerce, information technology, telecommunications, and biotechnology industries.

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