NEW YORK (June 27, 2007) — The New York office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that Michael Shanahan has joined as partner in the Firm’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
Mr. Shanahan focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, misappropriation of trade secrets and open source code matters. He also has extensive experience counseling clients in transactional matters including mergers, acquisitions and investments in the technology space including risk assessment, valuation, licensing and due diligence. Further experience includes strategic counseling for identifying and protecting intellectual property, preserving and expanding market share, portfolio monetization, patent procurement and opinion practice.
“McDermott is committed to providing our clients a combination of excellent legal services with highly qualified technical experience, and Michael’s background fits perfectly,” commented Dennis Mondolino, head of the New York office Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
Mr. Shanahan represents clients in a wide range of technologies such as computer software, interactive program guides, electronics, microprocessors and programmable logic devices, financial and business methods, complex physics technologies, medical devices, gaming systems, chemical technologies, mechanical and electro mechanical devices, manufacturing technologies and aerospace systems. He practices internationally in patent prosecution matters and has been involved in numerous reexaminations, reissues, appeals and interferences before the USPTO.
Prior to practicing law, Mr. Shanahan worked as an electrical engineer in the guidance systems division of a major defense contractor and worked on many high profile projects such as the International Space Station.
Mr. Shanahan received his J.D. from the New York Law School, his M.S. in electrical engineering in 1996, his M.S. in computer engineering in 1994 and his B.S. in electrical engineering in 1992 from the Manhattan College. Mr. Shanahan is a member of the New York State Bar, is registered before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
McDermott’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 215 lawyers and patent agents working in all of our offices throughout the world. McDermott is recognized for its trial and appellate experience, and is ranked as one of the strongest IP litigation firms for both plaintiffs and defendants. The Firm’s practice in procurement and licensing in the patent, trademark and copyright areas is recognized for its depth and breadth. Rounding out McDermott’s intellectual property, media and technology services, the team provides client counseling and advice regarding trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, entertainment and computer law. Additionally, the Firm works closely with our transactional and tax lawyers on the intersection of IP and corporate issues.