BOSTON, MA November 17, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – …

BOSTON, MA November 17, 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – The international firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP announced today that Mark G. Lappin has recently joined the firm as a Shareholder in its Intellectual Property Department in the Boston office. Mr. Lappin focuses his practice on the solicitation of US and foreign patents and trademark registrations, licensing, and related counseling and litigation.

Previous to joining Greenberg Traurig, Mr. Lappin was a partner at McDermott Will & Emery, and was co-chair of its IP Practice Group in Boston. Prior to that, Mr. Lappin was a founding partner in two IP boutiques in Boston. His practice is both technology-diverse and geographically-diverse.

The technology includes, electronic instrumentation, robotics, computer architecture and software, database software, integrated circuit design, micropayment systems, image processing, cryptography, ultrasonic cleaning, nanotechnology, medical devices, biologics including xenografts, nutritional supplements, counter-terrorism, photonics, optics, and motorcycle apparel. His clients include emerging and established organizations, across the US as well as in the UK, Germany, France, Israel, Canada, Brazil and Australia.

“I am very pleased to join Greenberg Traurig,” Lappin said. “GT is a firm with superb geographically-distributed resources that match very well with client needs. The ability to access those global resources will greatly enhance the development of client strategies.”

“We are delighted to have an attorney of Mark’s ability on board,” said Gary Greenberg, Co-Managing Shareholder of the Boston office. “He brings decades of IP experience covering a myriad of technical fields. Mark shares our culture and values and his presence will significantly strengthen our growing IP practice.”

Mr. Lappin received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, where he also received his Master of Science. He received his B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP is an international, full-service law firm with 1,500 attorneys and governmental professionals in The Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm is eighth on The National Law Journal’s NLJ 250 listing of the largest law firms in the U.S. and ninth among The American Lawyer’s Am Law 100, based on number of lawyers.

Greenberg Traurig serves clients from offices in: Albany, NY; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Atlanta, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; Fort Lauderdale, FL; Houston, TX; Las Vegas, NV; Los Angeles, CA; Miami, FL; Morristown, NJ; New York, NY; Orange County, CA; Orlando, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Phoenix, AZ; Sacramento, CA; Silicon Valley, CA; Tallahassee, FL; Tokyo, Japan; Tysons Corner, VA; Washington, D.C.; West Palm Beach, FL; Wilmington, DE; and Zurich, Switzerland. Additionally, the firm has strategic alliances with the following independent law firms: Olswang, London and Brussels; Studio Santa Maria, Milan and Rome; and Hayabusa Kokusai Law Offices in Tokyo.

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