PALO ALTO, CA (June 4, 2007) — The Silicon Valley office of McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that David A. Kays, a well-known intellectual property trial lawyer, is joining the Firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. His practice areas include intellectual property, licensing and commercial litigation.
Mr. Kays is an experienced trial lawyer and focuses on resolving disputes on behalf of technology companies in a wide range of matters including copyright, trademark, trade secrets, unfair competition, licensing and complex commercial transactions. His recent clients include semiconductor, internet, software and peripheral manufacturer companies.
"David is an excellent trial lawyer and an important addition to our West Coast intellectual property practice. He brings a wealth of experience in IP litigation from which our clients will greatly benefit,” commented Terrence P. McMahon, head of the Firm’s global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department.
Mr. Kays received his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1985, and his B. A. from the University of Massachusetts in 1980. He is admitted to practice in California, before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Southern, Central and Eastern Districts of California, the California Supreme Court and all California State Courts.
“David’s arrival is yet another step in our continued growth in Silicon Valley,” commented Anthony de Alcuaz, partner-in-charge of the Silicon Valley office. “Looking at our strategic development locally, David’s experience and his tenure in the Bay Area are a perfect match for our existing team, adding both talent and depth.”
McDermott’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 215 lawyers and patent agents. 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. McDermott’s practice in procurement and licensing in the patent, trademark and copyright areas is recognized for its depth and breadth. Rounding out our intellectual property, media and technology services, the team provides client counseling and advice regarding trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, entertainment and computer law.