February 28, 2005, Washington, D.C. – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network – Seth A. Watkins, Ph.D. has joined Steptoe & Johnson LLP as special counsel in the Intellectual Property and Litigation groups in the firms Washington, D.C. office.
Dr. Watkins concentrates his practice on intellectual property strategic
counseling, litigation, prosecution, and agreement negotiation. He counsels
clients in obtaining, protecting, licensing, and enforcing intellectual
property, with a particular focus on patents. He is particularly experienced in the
mechanical, biomedical, and materials arts. Dr. Watkins has litigated a
variety of intellectual property matters including patent infringement and
unfair competition actions.
Alfred Mamlet, leader of Steptoes Intellectual Property Practice Group,
said that â€œWe wanted Dr. Watkins to continue our growth strategy of adding
high-quality lawyers with strong technical backgrounds across the broad range of
technologies employed by our clients.
Dr. Watkins holds four degrees from Duke University, including a Ph.D. in
mechanical engineering and a J.D.
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representation in a wide range of legal fields. In more than 50 years of
practice, the firm has gained a national and international reputation for
vigorous representation of clients before governmental agencies, successful
advocacy in litigation and arbitration, and creative and practical advice in
guiding business transactions. The firm has offices in Washington, Phoenix,
and Los Angeles, along with the recent additions of London and Brussels.