Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., an AmLaw 100 firm with offices in the U.S. and U.K., continues to expand its West Coast office, located in Palo Alto. A group of leading patent litigators, formerly of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, have joined the Palo Alto office of Mintz Levin. "Bryan J. Sinclair and Karineh Khachatourian have joined as Members. Jeffrey M. Ratinoff has joined as Of Counsel. The new group comes to Mintz Levin on the heels of Matthew C. Bernstein and John Giust who joined the firm’s San Diego office from Fish & Richardson last week." (Mintz Levin, Mintz Levin Continues Its West Coast Expansion with the Addition of Patent Litigators in Palo Alto (April 28, 2008) www.mintz.com.)
Bob Taylor, Managing Member of Mintz Levin's Palo Alto office, said of the move, "Bryan, Karineh and Jeff have handled numerous complex intellectual property matters. Their collective experience adds significantly to this firm’s overall capabilities for handling significant patent matters and other types of complex litigation, both here and internationally." While the practice area covered by these new additions should primarily concern patenti litigation (which is inherrently complex), it will be interesting to see whether Mintz Levin begins to compete effectively in the broader, congested field of complex litigation in California.