9 Partner IP Group Joins Morgan Lewis (Orange County)

We are pleased to announce our placement of nine partners from McDermott Will & Emery with Morgan Lewis in Orange County.
The group led by Mark Itri, includes partners Christopher Bright, Michael Dreznes, Mark “Todd” Hales, Karen Laub, John Magluyan, Andrew Mickelsen, Nathan Smith and Kenneth Cheney. In addition approximately 40 other lawyers and staff will join Morgan Lewis.

Mark Itri served as the head of McDermott’s Global IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group from 2010-2015 during which time it was awarded the Legal 500 USA Team of the Year IP: Patents Non-Contentious. He also served for six years as a member of McDermott Will’s Management Committee.

Itri has over 27 years of experience providing full-service intellectual property (IP) counsel to a variety of businesses, including directing the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, strategic IP planning, patent and trademark portfolio management, negotiating and drafting technology transfer agreements, joint development agreements and licenses. Mark also has significant experience in patent litigation, including as a first chair litigator who successfully concluded several patent litigation matters.

His client portfolio includes major companies like Halliburton, Google LLC, Apple Inc., Broadcom Inc., Lockheed Martin Corp. and Western Digital, Corp.

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