Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property law firm, is pleased to announce that its long-time, Denver-based partner Peter Gergely is now the managing partner of the firm’s New York office where he will lead its rapid growth and innovation. Gergely also will maintain an office in Denver, to service the firm’s Colorado and West Coast-based clients.
“As our East Coast office continues to grow, Peter’s leadership will broaden the services, depth and local capabilities for our clients in New York and around the country,” said Chris Leonard, CEO, Managing partner and chairman of the board, Merchant & Gould. “He will deepen the office’s litigation strength, as well.”
Gergely is a trial attorney who leads teams in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and commercial litigation, as well as contested matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews. He also advises clients in portfolio analysis and licensing matters. Specifically, Gergely represents clients in the electronics, software, medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, engineering, water resources, packaging, semiconductor, telecommunications, fashion, outdoor equipment and clothing, hardware, venture capital, private equity and healthcare industries.
“Peter has been an important member of our Denver team for more than 14 years, valued by his peers and clients in the Rocky Mountain region,” said Tim Scull, managing partner of Merchant & Gould’s Denver office. “We are excited to see him expand Merchant & Gould’s IP services in New York, while continuing to work together as a team in Colorado.”
In addition to his new role as managing partner in New York, Gergely will continue his position as the firm’s assistant general counsel. He also performs pro bono trademark and litigation work for nonprofit organizations.