Legal Announcements – Sughrue Mion Continues to Expand California Practice

San Diego Office Adds To Growing IP Litigation and Prosecution Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. – LAW FIRM Newswire – (July 29, 2008) – Sughrue Mion, PLLC, a leading global intellectual property law firm, announced today the expansion of its San Diego office, adding associate Ruthleen Uy. Ms. Uy has been an associate in Sughrue’s Washington, D.C. office for the past six years preparing and prosecuting patents in a variety of fields relating to computer software, computer hardware, telecommunications, medical imaging and electrical arts.

“With the addition of Ruthleen, the San Diego office has an even broader range of IP experience and expertise to better serve our spectrum of technology and software clients in California and Asia,” said John Scherling, a litigation partner in Sughrue’s San Diego office. “We are extremely pleased to have her join us and believe she adds a new dimension to our team.”

Ms. Uy’s addition strengthens a growing California presence for Sughrue Mion, after having earlier added John Scherling and James Hall as partners in the San Diego and Mountain View offices, respectively. Also based in the San Diego office is Scott Davison, whose experience with medical devices, biotechnology, semiconductors, telecommunications, signal processing and imaging, ensures that Sughrue is well positioned to counsel on IP issues in virtually any industry. The steady increase in Sughrue’s California staff is further evidence of the firm’s strong IP client base, which includes Sepracor, Upjohn, IBM Corporation and Toshiba.

“Ruthleen has done fantastic work for us out of our Washington, D.C. office,” said Cindy Weber, managing partner at Sughrue Mion. “We look forward to the great contributions we know she will make for our West Coast and Asian clients as our business in those regions grow.”

While at Sughrue, Ms. Uy has prosecuted patents in a wide range of technology and software applications, working on memory management including the restoration and recovery of memory data, data compression, data encryption/decryption and data storage. She has extensive work with Internet hardware-related patents, including Ethernet/SONET, VoIP, IP Multicast, Routers, WDM, Network software, xDSL, CDMA, Optical Networking, 3Gx, GSM and UMTS.

Ms. Uy received her law degree from DePaul University and received a Certificate in Intellectual Property in 2002. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science in 1999 from Loyola University in Chicago. Prior to working at Sughrue, she was a law clerk at the offices of Peter L. Higgins, where she worked on litigation matters.

About Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Founded in 1957, Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is one of the largest law firms practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law. Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego and Tokyo, Sughrue specializes in litigating intellectual property matters in U.S. federal district court and before the International Trade Commission. Sughrue has obtained more patents for its clients than any other firm in the U.S. and is consistently one of the leading trademark registration firms. For more information please visit

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