Winston & Strawn has added a partner to its intellectual property practice in Washington.
Thomas Dunham, formerly chair of Novak Druce + Quigg's litigation practice group and a member of the firm's executive committee, focuses his practice on patent litigation and appellate work.
Dunham has experience with wireless and wireline telecommunications, computer hardware and software, automotive technologies, networking technology, aviation systems, imaging, fiber optics, medical devices and optical disk technology.
"The types of cases that I do both are in the geographic and technology areas that are well aligned with Winston," Dunham said in an interview.
Before going to law school, Dunham worked as an engineer with General Electric's aerospace control systems division.
Dunham said he expects that courts will have to confront a new set of issues related to the America Invents Act. He said that two areas from which issues may arise are venue and joinder matters. "I think we will see a lot more in those areas in the next year or two," he said.