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Lane Powell Adds Two Veteran Patent Attorneys

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Lane Powell Attorneys Vern Francissen and John Dawson were featured in an April 30 Law360 article titled “Lane Powell Adds 2 Veteran Patent Attys.” Francissen and Dawson are the most recent additions to Lane Powell’s growing team of attorneys focused on patent, trademark, and other intellectual property litigation and related counseling. The article discussed Francissen and Dawson’s extensive backgrounds in IP, trademark and copyright law, as well as the reasons Francissen chose to join Lane Powell. Additionally, Lane Powell Shareholder and IP Practice Chair Ken Davis was quoted in the article regarding the growth of the Firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology practice group. Priya Cloutier, Greg Wesner and Alan Minsk were also mentioned for recently joining the group.

“We’ve grown from having no patent prosecutors a couple of years ago to having seven prosecutors today, all with different disciplines,” said Ken Davis, chair of the firm’s intellectual property and technology group.

Davis said the firm has made an effort to hire new patent prosecutors with diverse experiences that can add to the firm’s technical core areas.

“Vern’s background is in electrical engineering, and he has a great deal of experience in computer software,” Davis said. “John Dawson is a mechanical engineer but has prosecuted patents in a wide variety of areas, including e-commerce.” …

… Francissen said he looks forward to the chance to broaden his practice at Lane Powell.

“It’s a great opportunity to get back into patent litigation and prosecution as well as other aspects of IP and trademark law,” he said. “Getting back into private practice and doing both prosecution and litigation is valuable because each contributes to your skills in the other.”