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Paul Hastings Continues to Expand IP Practice with Addition of Sam Talpalatsky to Orange County Office

September 04, 2007

Paul Hastings Continues to Expand IP Practice with Addition of Sam Talpalatsky to Orange County Office

Orange County, CA (September 4, 2007) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP, a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Sam Talpalatsky, formerly the Chief Intellectual Property Counsel with Conexant Systems Inc., has joined the firm’s intellectual property practice today as Of Counsel, resident in the firm’s Orange County office. Mr. Talpalatsky’s practice focuses on intellectual property related matters, including complex litigation, strategic planning, licensing, transactional matters, patent and trademark prosecution.

"For the past two years, Paul Hastings has been strategically adding to its stable of top-ranked intellectual property attorneys, and Sam's arrival to the firm further positions us as a go-to firm in the industry," said Stephen Korniczky, Intellectual Property Practice Chair. "His experience in the technology industry and extensive range of intellectual property expertise, particularly in patent prosecution, litigation and technology licensing, will be invaluable to our practice as we continue to bolster our global IP platform."

Talpalatsky is the former Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Conexant Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, where he advised and counseled the company’s senior management on matters regarding intellectual property, litigation, strategic planning, transactional matters, licensing and risk management.

Throughout his tenure at Conexant, he negotiated countless strategic and tactical agreements with semiconductor design companies, semiconductor fabrication companies, software companies, Fortune 100 customers, including Dell, DirecTV, Echostar, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Microsoft, Motorola, Pace, Qualcomm and Sony.

About Paul Hastings Litigation Department: The Paul Hastings Litigation Department provides premier litigation services to clients facing complex legal issues in the U.S., Europe, South America, the Middle East and Asia. With more than 290 lawyers in the Litigation Department, Paul Hastings is well positioned to handle all aspects of a client's litigation needs. Our sophisticated litigation practice covers every major practice including securities, intellectual property, class action and employment litigation, international arbitration, and white-collar crime. The Litigation Department has an impressive track record of winning large and difficult cases.

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