Tuesday, September 18, 2012
International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP today announced the appointment of Mashhood Rassam as partner in its Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group, based in the Firm’s Silicon Valley office. Mr. Rassam will add to a growing list of talented, senior litigators in McDermott’s Silicon Valley office at a time when competitor-on-competitor litigation in the tech industry reaches an all-time high.
Mr. Rassam, who joins from another top corporate law firm in Silicon Valley, focuses his practice on patent litigation. Mashhood has significant experience litigating patents in federal courts across the county, including in the Federal Circuit, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Northern and Central Districts of California, and the District of Oregon. Mashhood’s cases have involved a wide range of technological fields including software, e-commerce and internet-related technologies, and semiconductor design and fabrication technologies.
“We are excited to have Mashhood join our stellar Silicon Valley IP team,” said Sarah Chapin Columbia, partner and head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group. “His ability to manage all aspects of patent litigation in venues across the country, including the Eastern District of Texas, will be a real asset to our practice and our clients. We look forward to working with him as he expands his practice at McDermott.”
Mr. Rassam received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2005, where he was co-chair of the Hinton Moot Court Board and a member of the Hinton Moot Court championship team. In 2003 he received the Thomas R. Mulroy prize for excellence in appellate advocacy. Prior to law school, he received his B.A., cum laude, from Northwestern University.
He is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Central and Southern Districts of California, as well as the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas and the Federal Circuit.
With more than 200 lawyers and patent agents around the world, McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice is renowned for its broad trial, appellate, prosecution and transaction experience. Members of the practice hold degrees in a wide variety of technical fields and are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline. For example, more than 140 members of McDermott’s intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and more than 100 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice includes numerous lawyers with valuable industry experience as well as former USPTO examiners and petition specialists.
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