Latham Adds Another Experienced PTAB Practitioner to IP Trial Team

Jonathan Strang brings a wealth of technical patent litigation and engineering experience to the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

April 26, 2016

Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Jonathan Strang has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a counsel in the Litigation & Trial Department. Strang, an electrical engineer, is a seasoned patent litigator whose practice focuses on complex Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) proceedings before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) in a variety of technology areas.

Strang uses his extensive engineering background in patent litigation on behalf of clients in a range of technical fields including semiconductor design and manufacturing, computer hardware and software and telecommunications.

Bob Steinberg, a Los Angeles and Silicon Valley partner and head of the firm’s PTAB practice, said: “We are pleased to welcome Jonathan to our growing PTAB team. Latham has pioneered innovative approaches to these new administrative proceedings and has an exceptional success rate in pursuing these proceedings on behalf of Petitioners and Patent Owners. We know Jonathan’s experience, combined with his electrical engineering background will help us further develop and enhance our resources in order to continue serving our clients in the best ways possible in this growing practice area.”

Michael Egge, Managing Partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, said: “Jonathan is a fantastic addition to the firm and the Washington, D.C. office. His technical background and skill will add to the deep bench of top-notch IP litigators helping our clients address their most complex business and legal challenges. ”

“Latham’s well-established intellectual property and PTAB practice were a big draw for me and I look forward to growing my practice here,” said Strang. “I am excited to join such a tremendous team which offers outstanding service to clients across industries. ”

Strang joins the firm from Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox. He received his JD magna cum laude from George Mason University Law School and his B.S. summa cum laude in computer engineering from Auburn University. Prior to law school, Strang served as an officer in the U.S. Navy where he worked as a nuclear and electrical engineer. Strang clerked for the Honorable Kimberly Moore at the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and for the Honorable Mary Ellen Coster Williams at the United States Court of Federal Claims.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm with approximately 2,100 lawyers in its offices located in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States, including: Abu Dhabi, Barcelona, Beijing, Boston, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Dubai, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Munich, New Jersey, New York, Orange County, Paris, Riyadh, Rome, San Diego, San Francisco, Shanghai, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Tokyo and Washington, D.C. For more information on Latham & Watkins, please visit the website at  www.lw.com.

Notes to Editors

1 Latham & Watkins operates as a limited liability partnership worldwide with affiliated limited liability partnerships conducting the practice in the United Kingdom, France and Italy and affiliated partnerships conducting the practice in Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore. Latham & Watkins practices in Saudi Arabia in association with the Law Office of Salman M. Al-Sudairi.

Contacts

Michael Egge, Office Managing Partner, Washington, D.C., +1.202.637.2285

Bob Steinberg, Intellectual Property Litigation Partner, Los Angeles, CA, +1.213.891.8989

 
 
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