Winston & Strawn has picked up a group of intellectual property litigators from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner.
Partners John Alison, Steven Anzalone, Paul Goulet and Thomas Jarvis, who focus on patent cases before the U.S. International Trade Commission, are joining Winston. The attorneys recently have focused work on the ongoing smart-phone battles, representing HTC in a patent infringement battle with Apple before the ITC last year.
In his more than 25 years as an attorney, Anzalone has served as lead trial counsel for a number of clients, including HTC Corporation, BlackBerry Ltd, Koninklijke Philips N.V., Sony Corporation, Toshiba Corporation and Motorola, Inc.
Alison’s litigation has focused on semiconductors, optoelectronics and pharmaceuticals. He also works on intellectual property licensing.
Goulet's practice centers on disputes that involve computer technologies, cellular telephones, consumer appliances, wind turbines, alkaline batteries and hybrid electric transmissions, among others.
Jarvis focuses specifically on Section 337 intellectual property cases before the International Trade Commission. He is also a former senior investigative attorney at Office of Unfair Import Investigations, the arm of the ITC that argues Section 337 cases, which include patent and trademark infringement disputes.
"The unique skills they bring to our already well-known intellectual property practice will enable us to better serve our clients as we help them navigate the unique challenges presented by ITC litigation," Winston’s managing partner in Washington, Thomas Buchanan, said in a formal statement.