Miller Nash Graham & Dunn LLP announced today that the attorneys from Marger Johnson, a well-respected 32-year-old patent law firm, will join the firm’s intellectual property practice team. Each of the six patent attorneys has extensive experience working in all aspects of patent law including electronic circuits and hardware, technology, engineering, bioscience, software and computer arts.
“As the economy has grown, the need for highly skilled attorneys who can help companies protect their intellectual property, and specifically with patents, has also grown,” said Kieran Curley, Managing Partner at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. “We are enthusiastic about bringing an entire team of well-known patent lawyers into the firm and what it means for our current clients that have complex patent needs.”
The Marger Johnson attorneys join Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s existing intellectual property team, expanding the capabilities of a team that offers a full range of services for businesses and individuals, including IP procurement, enforcement, licensing, dispute resolution, portfolio management and technology transfer. Beyond patent strength, the Marger Johnson attorneys will augment the firm’s broad intellectual property practice, applying their varied and well-rounded backgrounds, as engineers or former in-house counsel at well-known corporations like Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard, Micron Technologies, Sharp Labs America, and Louisiana Pacific.
"We’re thrilled to help grow Miller Nash Graham & Dunn’s intellectual property services for clients,” said Julie Reed, President of Marger Johnson. “Joining a larger firm allows us to add value for our clients by helping them consolidate and streamline their outside legal services, including litigation, tax, contracting, and employment to name a few.”
Adding new attorneys to its intellectual property practice is part of a long-term growth strategy for Miller Nash Graham & Dunn. In 2015, Portland’s Miller Nash and Seattle’s Graham & Dunn combined, creating a 155 attorney law firm focused on serving West Coast and national clients.
Attorneys joining Miller Nash Graham & Dunn as of July 1 are: