Paul Hastings Strengthens Litigation Department with Addition of Leading Patent Attorney Rob Masters

February 28, 2006

Paul Hastings Strengthens Litigation Department With Addition of Leading Patent Attorney Rob Masters

Washington, D.C. (February 21, 2005) – Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker LLP (Paul Hastings), a leading international law firm, is pleased to announce that Rob Masters, previously a leader of the patent litigation practice at Sughrue Mion PLLC, will join the firm’s Litigation Department, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Rob brings 15 years of complex intellectual property and technical patent litigation experience to the firm.

“Recognizing that the demand for complex patent and IP litigation expertise from both our U.S. and Asian clients is increasing, Paul Hastings continues to focus on further developing its international IP litigation platform,” said Jamie Wareham, Paul Hastings’ Global Chair of Litigation. “Rob Masters’ experience in representing significant U.S. and Asian companies will allow us to leverage our strong Asia-based practices within the U.S. and will help us further enhance our existing ability to handle large-scale patent infringement cases.”

Rob specializes in patent infringement litigation and other IP matters such as licensing, opinions and patent prosecution.  He has litigated many complex patent cases in federal court and before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Rob also has litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and administrative proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
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 225 lawyers in the Litigation Department, in addition to 150 litigators in the Employment 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.

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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