Dickstein Shapiro LLP is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Intellectual Property Practice in California with the arrival of Partner Kenneth Roberts, who joined the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. Roberts represents clients in a wide variety of intellectual property matters, including patent litigation, strategic patent counseling and portfolio development, licensing, and both foreign and domestic patent prosecution. Mr. Roberts represents emerging companies, large corporations, and universities in a wide range of technologies, focusing on strategic patent portfolio development and management. Mr. Roberts earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Virginia Tech and his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.

“Ken is an exceptionally talented, experienced patent lawyer and great guy, who I and others here at Dickstein have known and worked with for many years. His knowledge and expertise are of huge benefit to our clients,” said Dickstein Shapiro Partner Robert Dickerson, head of the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice in California. “Adding Ken and his talents to our already substantial patent bench on the West Coast is a big plus for us.”

“Dickstein Shapiro is very clearly committed to investing in its IP Practice on the West Coast and nationally, and the new Orange County office is a natural fit with my experience and practice,” said Mr. Roberts. “Dickstein Shapiro has assembled a deep bench of tech-savvy attorneys, many of whom I have worked with in the past. I look forward to collaborating with colleagues, and leveraging the practice’s talent to advance my clients’ business interests.”

Mr. Roberts has nearly 20 years experience in intellectual property counseling, licensing and litigation, including patents, trademarks, and trade secrets. He is skilled in assisting a wide range of clients, from start-ups to universities to well established corporations, in a wide range of technologies, ranging from semiconductor devices, communication systems and software to medical devices and plasma energy systems. Mr. Roberts has successfully prosecuted hundreds of patent applications for clients in the medical, mechanical, electromechanical, electrical, electronics, computer, software, semiconductor, optical, chemical, nanotechnology, and plasma physics fields, and has counseled clients on matters of strategic planning, patent portfolio development and management, technology transfer and assessment, license agreements, and freedom-to-operate. Prior to joining Dickstein Shapiro, Mr. Roberts was a partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

Dickstein Shapiro’s nationally ranked Intellectual Property Practice has more than 100 attorneys who work with clients to develop strategies that capitalize on their intellectual property assets and achieve their business objectives. The firm is ranked by Chambers USA, Managing Intellectual Property, and Intellectual Property Today magazines as a top firm for intellectual property work. Dickstein Shapiro has the experience, skill, and knowledge to successfully solve intellectual property problems for clients striving to succeed in this ever-changing, highly competitive arena. The firm continues to significantly expand its Intellectual Property Practice with a particular focus on California and now has 25 IP attorneys located in the state. The firm’s IP group has more than 12 first-chair jury trial attorneys and its attorneys have litigated more than 700 patent infringement actions.



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