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Addition of Top IP Litigator in New York Strengthens Goodwin Procter's National IP Practice

08.04.08

Parker Bagley Joins Firm’s New York Office

BOSTON, August 4, 2008
– Goodwin Procter announced that Parker H. Bagley has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Litigation practice in New York. Bagley is an IP litigator with experience representing clients on a wide range of complex matters, including trademark, patent, copyright, trade secret and false advertising, and he has also successfully tried patent and copyright cases for major corporate clients. Prior to joining Goodwin Procter, Bagley was a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy.

“We continue to invest in both the practices and markets which support our national strategy,” said Regina M. Pisa, chairman and managing partner of Goodwin Procter. “Parker is a lawyer of extraordinary quality, achievement and character. His addition to our intellectual property group in New York further enhances Goodwin Procter’s capabilities to advance our clients’ business goals.”

“Goodwin Procter represents some of the world’s leading companies in the areas of intellectual property law, including patent and trademark litigation. Parker’s experience and expertise has earned him a reputation as one of the market’s most sought after intellectual property litigators,” said Thomas J. Scott, Jr., chair of Goodwin Procter’s Intellectual Property Group. “His trademark, copyright and false advertising expertise will enhance the service we provide to our clients.”

In 2004, Bagley successfully defended the world’s largest brewer, Anheuser-Busch, Inc., in the Star Industries v. Anheuser Busch trademark infringement suit. In addition, Bagley has won trials for many other leading companies, including McDonald’s Corporation and L’Oreal.

“Parker is an excellent trial lawyer, handling an impressive array of cases,” said David Hashmall, leader of the Litigation Department in Goodwin Procter’s New York office. “He joins a group with tremendous experience in high-stakes intellectual property disputes, having litigated hundreds of jury and non-jury trials around the country. He is a very welcome addition.”

Goodwin Procter’s national IP group has been ranked by IP Law & Business as one of the nation’s most active IP law firms. As one of the nation’s top intellectual property defense firms, Goodwin Procter provides counsel in all aspects of IP, including patent litigation, due diligence, deal structuring, licensing, outsourcing and related transactions, patent counseling and portfolio development, and privacy and data security.

Goodwin Procter’s patent and IP litigation expertise has grown tremendously with 70 full time patent litigators, with a similar number doing IP licensing and transactional work. There are also 20 lawyers dedicated to opinion work, and seven science advisors. In addition, Goodwin Procter has over 20 Ph.D.s, primarily in the chemical, biotechnology, medical and electrical areas, to do patent prosecution and support litigation and opinion writing. The firm’s team includes 56 attorneys and science advisors who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Partner Biographical Information
Parker H. Bagley is an active member of the International Trademark Association (INTA) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), he speaks on various topics at INTA and AIPLA meetings and forums and served as Chair of AIPLA’s Trademark Legislation Committee (2004, 2005). He has been named one of the top four trademark litigators in the US in a Managing Intellectual Property survey. In addition, he is on the editorial advisory board of Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal, and has taught at Fordham Law School. He authors the regular Patent and Trademark Law column in The New York Law Journal and has written articles for numerous other publications.

Bagley earned his J.D. from Fordham University and his B.A. from Columbia University.

About Goodwin Procter
Goodwin Procter LLP is one of the nation’s leading law firms with more than 850 attorneys in offices in Boston, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, and Washington, D.C. The firm’s core areas of practice are corporate, litigation and real estate, with specialized areas of focus that include financial services, private equity, technology, REITs and real estate capital markets, intellectual property, tax and products liability. Information may be found at www.goodwinprocter.com.