Merchant & Gould Promotes Four Partners in Atlanta and Minneapolis

January 02, 2006

Intellectual property and litigation law firm Merchant & Gould is pleased to announce that it has named George W. Jordan III, Joseph Bennett-Paris, Ph.D., Gregory Golla, and Christopher Sorenson as partners at the firm.

At the firm's Atlanta office, Joseph Bennett-Paris, Ph.D. practices in the area of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals with a particular emphasis on the generic drug industry. Prior to entering the practice of law, he was on the faculty at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. George Jordan's practice focuses on patent litigation in the information technology, communications and semiconductors industries. He has litigated over a dozen patent suits and drafted over a hundred patents in these areas. Both new partners share a commitment to expanding the firm's practice in entertainment litigation and counseling.

At the firm's Minneapolis office, Gregory Golla practices general intellectual property law with an emphasis on trademark, copyright, licensing agreements and litigation. Gregory specializes in all phases of trademark prosecution including trademark clearance and availability opinions, trademark applications, and appeals before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. Christopher Sorenson is a trial attorney who specializes in intellectual property litigation, especially complex patent, trade secret, and copyright matters. Christopher has represented clients in various patent disputes ranging from Internet method patents, consumer goods, pharmaceutical compositions and mechanical devices.

"The attorneys being promoted represent the talent, dedication and depth of knowledge that have enabled us to defend our clients' intellectual property assets in the most complex cases," said Randy King, CEO and managing director of Merchant & Gould. "On behalf of the entire firm, I would like to congratulate them on their achievement."

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