Merchant & Gould Welcomes Two New Attorneys to Seattle Office

August 01, 2007

Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law firm, announced that it has added two new attorneys for positions in its Seattle office. Both attorneys have engineering backgrounds and bring a wealth of technical knowledge to the firm.

"They both bring additional strategic value to our clients, and to our entire firm."

David L. Garrison
David L. Garrison joins the firm as Of Counsel. Mr. Garrison has worked in the Seattle area as an intellectual property attorney for more than 30 years. Prior to joining Merchant & Gould, Mr. Garrison worked in private practice. He specializes in domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, client consultation, mediation, arbitration and licensing with an emphasis on The Russian Federation and the Commonwealth of Independent States. He served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and is active in the FCBA and the American Intellectual Property Law Association. He edits the compilation of Eastern European intellectual property laws entitled "Intellectual Property in Eastern Europe and the CIS" published by Oceana Publishing. Mr. Garrison received his J.D. from George Washington University and has an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from Oregon State University.

Brian N. Platt
Brian N. Platt joins the firm as an associate. Mr. Platt has spent two years as a law clerk in the United States District Court in Seattle. Prior to his time at the court, he worked as a patent litigation associate at Perkins Coie. He is a 2003 summa cum laude graduate of Seattle University School of Law, and a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Washington.