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Paul Hastings Partner Steve Korniczky To Co-Chair Institute for Law And Technology Forum

January 05, 2006

Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, announces San Diego partner Steve Korniczky will Co-Chair the Forum of the Institute for Law and Technology focusing on Patent Procurement, Licensing and Litigation in China. The conference will take place on January 19-20, 2006, in San Francisco, CA at the Nikko Hotel. I am thrilled to be Co-Chairing the Institute for Law and Technology Forum and that Paul Hastings has the opportunity to promote a discussion focused on procuring, licensing and litigation patents in China, said Steve Korniczky, Chair of Paul Hastings Global Intellectual Property Practice. Paul Hastings was one of the first US based law firms to enter the China market and since that time, the firm has been at the fore front of providing education and resources to the legal and business communities in China and the US. The first day of the conference will focus on the essential considerations for filing patents in China today, common licensing and partnering approaches and the basics of the Chinese patent system itself. Day two will examine the judicial and administrative means currently available in China to enforce patent rights, with a special focus on actual experience in such proceedings. The conference will conclude with special networking sessions designed for informal discussions with members of the faculty and a networking tour of the Napa and Sonoma Wine Country. Paul Hastings Intellectual Property Department: Recognizing the important synergies between intellectual property law and business goals, Paul Hastings has a full-service intellectual property practice group dedicated to serving Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies and established businesses. Our international team includes more than 80 top-caliber intellectual property attorneys in 17 offices worldwide. From San Diego to Shanghai, our attorneys hold masters degrees and Ph.D.s and have in-depth technical knowledge in areas ranging from biology, biochemistry, molecular biology and chemistry, to physics, mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering. In addition to strong academic credentials, our team includes attorneys with practical work experience, including integrated circuit designers and process engineers, biotechnology researchers and former patent examiners. Some of our IP lawyers have served as General Counsel and Chief Patent Counsel in major corporations, providing them with hands-on understanding of both IP issues and business challenges. Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker LLP, founded in 1951, is a leading international law firm with 1,000 attorneys in 17 offices. The firm serves a diverse client base including many of the top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies, supports clients in all of their legal needs and offers deep capabilities in Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate/M+A, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Project Finance, Investment Management, Real Estate, Labor and Employment and Tax Advisory Services. For additional information, please visit our website at www.paulhastings.com.

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