Merchant & Gould Welcomes Raymond Van Dyke To D.C. Office

December 09, 2008

Seasoned Legal Veteran Joins Firm From Winston & Strawn

Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould today announced that Raymond Van Dyke has joined the firm as a partner in its Washington D.C. office. Van Dyke has more than 18 years of experience counseling clients on multiple areas of IP law, including enforcement of patent protection, patent, trademark and IP licensing portfolio management, and strategic counseling and litigation.

"Raymond's wealth of experience surrounding multiple facets of intellectual property will undoubtedly benefit our clients in the D.C. market," said Randy King, managing director, Merchant & Gould. "We are thrilled to bring in someone of his caliber in order further sustain our firm as an IP leader with both technology and life sciences companies."

Van Dyke's practice encompasses e-discovery and electronic information, international trade, IT and IP transactions, patent counseling and litigation, technology litigation, and trademark and copyright counseling and litigation. He holds a J.D. from the University of North Carolina and his bar admissions include New York, Texas, District of Columbia and the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Van Dyke is the Chair of the Greater Washington, D.C. Chapter of the Licensing Executive Society and the Chair of the Emerging Technology Committee of the AIPLA. He is also an adjunct professor at Texas Tech University and Southern Methodist University in Dallas.