PALO ALTO, Calif., April 4 2005 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Network — Cooley Godward LLP announced today that litigation partner Thomas F. Friel, Jr., has been named head of the Firm’s Bay Area intellectual property practice. Friel, 53, joined Cooley in 2000 and is a resident of the Firm’s Palo Alto and San Francisco offices.
Steve Swinton, head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group,
said, “Given the high level of activity in our IP practice firmwide and
particularly in the Bay Area, I am delighted that Tom will be able to provide
local leadership and manage our practice in this very important market.”
Cooley’s Bay Area IP practice.”