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Thursday, April 2nd, 2020
MAYNARD COOPER ADDS WEST COAST INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY TRIAL LAWYER

Maynard Cooper is pleased to announce that Ashe P. Puri has joined the Firm’s office in Los Angeles as a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice.

Puri is a seasoned trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in dozens of patent infringement and trade secret cases throughout the United States.  He has successfully tried cases involving a broad range of technologies, including electronics, computer systems, medical devices and consumer products.

“We are excited to have Ashe join our growing national team of intellectual property attorneys,” said Sasha Rao, Chair of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Practice and Partner in the San Francisco office.  “I have known Ashe for 17 years, and know that his deep experience handling complex patent disputes will be a great match for our clients.”

Puri was previously a partner at Fox Rothschild.  Recognized among the most influential minority attorneys in L.A., Puri serves on the board of the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association and has held similar or other leadership roles within the South Asian Bar Association, Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New York Intellectual Property Law Association, and the American Bar Association.  Puri earned his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law, and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

“Ashe is a fantastic addition to the Los Angeles office,” said Duane Kumagai, Managing Partner in Los Angeles.  “We welcome Ashe to our team of litigators serving clients in Southern California and beyond.”

Puri’s move to Maynard Cooper comes on the heels of the addition of Chris Harnett to the Intellectual Property Practice in New York City.  Harnett, with nearly 30 years of experience, has a successful record trying patent infringement and trade secret cases involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, medical devices, computer systems, and consumer products.

Maynard Cooper’s Intellectual Property practice provides clients end-to-end intellectual property legal services from IP protection, acquisition and licensing, to post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal and IP trials, arbitration and appeals to help them compete, grow and secure their businesses. With expertise and substantial experience in litigation and transactional matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition, the Firm represents clients across a wide range of technologies spanning the electrical, computer, mechanical and life sciences. We serve as counsel to industry leaders in areas including financial technology; drones, robotics and artificial intelligence; medical devices, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology; electronics and computers; software, big data and Internet; and mobile and wireless.

 

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Maynard Cooper & Gale (Maynard Cooper) is a full-service law firm that resolves complex business challenges with integrated legal solutions drawn from more than 300 attorneys across the United States. The Firm collaborates with its clients to understand their businesses at a granular level, advocating to generate legal outcomes that advance stated business goals. Maynard serves clients across the United States and globally from its offices in Alabama (Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, and M

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