SANTA MONICA, May 25, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Paul Ta…

SANTA MONICA, May 25, 2007 – LAWFUEL – The Law News Wire – Paul Tauger and Patricia Wyrod have joined the international law firm Bryan Cave LLP as counsel in the firm’s Santa Monica office. Wyrod joins Bryan Cave from her own firm in Silicon Valley and Tauger comes from Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis in San Francisco. Both will practice with Bryan Cave’s intellectual property group.

“With the addition of Tauger and Wyrod, we are excited to strengthen our IP protection and commercial transactions groups,” said Jeff Modisett, managing partner of Bryan Cave’s Santa Monica office. “Patricia’s 16 years of experience both representing and owning businesses, along with Paul’s focus on issues surrounding trademark and copyrights, will enhance our licensing and commercial law offerings to our clients.”

Tauger advises clients on IP protection, licensing and litigation. He represents clients in a diverse group of industries with a primary focus on interactive electronic entertainment. He has been an invited speaker on intellectual property and game law at game industry conferences and seminars throughout the United States. Tauger received his J.D. from Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, his M.F.A. from University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Wyrod has negotiated technology transactions in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Her diverse client base ranges from prominent start-up Virgin America Inc. to the alternative San Francisco magazine Todo. She has successfully negotiated technology transactions on four continents in a prior in-house position with an international software company based in San Francisco, and also has held in-house positions with US and French publicly-traded companies. Wyrod received an advanced degree in European Union Law from College of Europe, Belgium, her J.D. from University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor and her B.A., with honors, from The Honors College, University of Michigan Ann Arbor.

Bryan Cave LLP has a diversified international practice. The firm represents a wide variety of business, financial, institutional and individual clients, including publicly held multinational corporations, large and mid-sized privately held companies, partnerships and emerging companies. Aided by extensive investments in technology, Bryan Cave’s 800 lawyers in 13 offices across the United States, United Kingdom, the Middle East and Asia efficiently serve clients’ needs in the world’s leading business and financial markets. For more information on Bryan Cave LLP, please visit

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