Siefert of Merchant & Gould Recognized as Leading Washington IP Attorney

June 05, 2005

Merchant & Gould, an intellectual property law and litigation firm, today announced that Richard Siefert, a partner in its Seattle office, has been named one of the top intellectual property litigation attorneys in Washington state by Chambers USA, an international publisher of legal resources.

Siefert has over 30 years of experience in complex litigation with a focus on intellectual property and antitrust cases. He was a trial attorney with the United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division, in Washington, D.C. prior to entering private practice in Seattle in 1978.

Merchant & Gould is one of the largest law firms in the U.S. that focuses exclusively on intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, trade secret, advertising, Internet and software, and related litigation including both trials and appeals. The firm represents a broad spectrum of clients ranging from individual inventors, emerging companies and Fortune 500 corporations, to governmental bodies and academic institutions. Clients represent diverse industries and technologies including chemistry, biotechnology, computer hardware and software, medicine and manufacturing.

Chambers USA compiles its annual rankings based on client interviews, technical legal ability, professional conduct, client service, commercial awareness/astuteness, diligence, commitment and other qualities most valued by the client.