Leading plaintiffs firm Coughlin Stoia Geller Rudman & Robbins has snagged an intellectual property litigation group from the Atlanta office of Duane Morris. John Herman and Ryan Walsh led the move to Coughlin Stoia. They will help open up a new Atlanta office for the firm in February, focused solely on IP litigation. Herman will be the office’s managing partner, and Walsh will be a partner.
According to a press release, the new lawyers were recruited in response to client demands. “Our clients include a number of the country’s leading academic institutions, and they are asking for top-notch IP counsel,” said name partner Darren Robbins in the release.
Herman added that his group “will continue to represent only those innovators with the strongest patents in the clearest cases of infringement.”