Greenberg Traurig Expands its Patent Litigation
Practice with the Addition of Intellectual Property
Trial Lawyer Richard C. Pettus in New York
September 21, 2011 10:41 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP announced that
Richard C. Pettus has joined its New York City office as a shareholder in the Intellectual Property & Technology
Practice. Prior to joining Greenberg Traurig, Pettus was a partner at King & Spalding and served as deputy practice
leader of its Intellectual Property Practice as well as co-head of the Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical
Rich is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses on patent matters, particularly in the pharmaceutical and Hatch
Waxman area. Over the last 15 years, he has represented clients in more than 50 patent cases, including more than a
half dozen trials to verdict. His experience spans an array of technologies and industries including pharmaceuticals,
medical devices, computer hardware and software, business methods, semiconductors, polymers, “green”
technology, energy and industrial equipment, fiber optics and chemical processes and consumer products.
“I have known Rich for almost 20 years. His reputation is based not only on his strong experience but also on his
commitment to client service. He is a terrific addition to the team,” said Scott Bornstein, co-chair of the firm’s Patent
Litigation group and chair of New York’s Intellectual Property Practice.
Pettus has served as lead counsel in a number of patent trials and other matters in the areas of bio-pharmaceutical
and ANDA Hatch-Waxman litigation, including Hatch-Waxman pre-litigation assessments to prepare branded
pharmaceutical clients for challenges to their patent portfolios.
“Richard’s extensive patent litigation experience expands the level of service we can bring clients,” said Ed Wallace,
co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office.
Warren Karp, co-managing shareholder of Greenberg Traurig’s New York City office, added “we’re thrilled to
have Rich with us and welcome him to the Greenberg Traurig family.”
Pettus received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law and his engineering degree from Manhattan
With more than 200 intellectual property attorneys and agents, Greenberg Traurig provides full-service patent,
trademark and copyright protection and strategic counseling. The firm’s Intellectual Property & Technology Practice
has been ranked by IPLaw 360 and IP Law & Business as the most frequently hired trademark and patent
practices for prosecution and litigation. In addition, the firm’s trademarks and brand management team has been
ranked among the top 5 firms by CSC Trademark Insider for the number of USPTO trademark applications
Pettus is the most recent hire in the trend of strategic expansion throughout Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property
and Technology Practice. Others include San Francisco shareholders Vernon Winters, Nicholas Brown and Evan
Nadel; Washington, D.C. shareholder Charanjit Brahma; and Boston shareholder Jennifer Camacho.
About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with approximately 1,800 attorneys serving clients
from more than 30 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia. In the U.S., the firm has more offices than any
other among the Top 10 on The National Law Journal’s 2011 NLJ 250. In the U.K., the firm operates as
Greenberg Traurig Maher LLP. Greenberg Traurig has a strategic alliance with the independent law firm, Studio
Santa Maria in Milan and Rome. The firm was Chambers and Partners' USA Law Firm of the Year in 2007 and
among the Top 3 in the International Law Firm of the Year at the 2009 The Lawyer Awards. For additional
information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
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