Intellectual property law firm Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that it has promoted D. Kent Stier of the Atlanta office to partner at the firm. D. Kent Stier's practice involves patent procurement, patent prosecution, and opinion writing with a concentration in the areas of computer software, electronics, fiber optics, business methods, and telecommunications. Prior to entering, and during law school, Kent worked for 14 years in the electric utility industry, holding various engineering and engineering management positions.
"Kent represents the commitment and talent that has made possible the success of our office and the entire firm," said Alan Gorman, managing partner of Merchant & Gould's Atlanta office. "I congratulate Kent on this accomplishment."