Winston & Strawn LLP today announced Michael Tomasulo has joined the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner in the intellectual property practice. Mr. Tomasulo’s practice focuses on high stakes intellectual property litigation and counseling for a wide array of technology clients. Mr. Tomasulo practiced with the same group for 17 years, most recently with Jones Day and then Dickstein Shapiro in Los Angeles.

“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Winston team,” said Eric Sagerman, Los Angeles managing partner. “He adds depth to our already nationally recognized patent litigation practice, specifically within the technology and video game industries. Hiring Michael is a key step in our regional growth strategy for expanding Winston’s presence on the West Coast.”

Mr. Tomasulo has been a practicing patent litigator since 1994, and has had substantial involvement in well over 30 patent litigations. His cases have ranged from representing patent owners in large, complex patent litigation to defending clients in patent troll litigation. He has appeared in patent cases throughout the country, including in all California District Courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission, the Eastern District of Texas, the Northern District of Illinois and the District of Delaware. Mr. Tomasulo also has significant experience as lead counsel in trade secret, copyright and trademark litigation, as well as arbitrations involving breach of contract cases.

Mr. Tomasulo’s patent cases have involved a variety of technologies, including video games, flash memory controllers, Internet search and database management, software patents, gamma ray inspection equipment, high-brightness LEDs, computer hardware emulation, mechanical equipment, yoga pants, medical devices and biotechnology.

“Winston has a formidable and nationally recognized litigation practice, especially in the area of patent matters,” said Mr. Tomasulo. “I look forward to introducing my clients to the depth and strength of the Winston litigation team.”

Mr. Tomasulo donates his time as a court-appointed attorney settlement officer for patent litigation matters in the Central District of California. He credits this invaluable experience with helping him achieve early, cost-effective settlements for his clients. He received his B.S. in chemical engineering, with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed patent attorney.


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