New York (Lawfuel) — The New York office of Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Preston Gates Ellis LLP (K&L Gates) welcomes Gary A. Walpert and Andrew L. Reibman as partners in the firm’s intellectual property practice.
Walpert, who joins K&L Gates from Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, focuses his practice on licensing and other transactional arrangements, counseling in technology and computer law, and patent and trademark prosecution and litigation. He has handled licensing matters in a broad array of fields – including hardware, software, oil, and biotechnology – and is highly experienced in the prosecution of patent applications for complex computer hardware and software applications, telecommunications, financial/business methodologies, and material science, as well as validity, infringement and enforceability opinions. In addition to his involvement in major technology patent litigation, Walpert has also litigated copyright actions relating to software products and jewelry design.
With a strong technical background in computer hardware, software and networking, Reibman focuses on clients in both the financial services industry and the betting and gaming sector. He has prosecuted a large number of patents in many areas, including patents related to lottery games, gaming equipment, and Internet gaming. In addition to assisting clients with patent portfolio management and the intellectual property creation process, Reibman has served on litigation and transactional teams in a variety of intellectual property matters. Reibman joins K&L Gates from Kenyon & Kenyon LLP.
“K&L Gates is delighted to add these two talented lawyers to our New York office,” said Woody Collins, Administrative Partner of K&L Gates’ New York office. “Their collective intellectual property experience in sectors ranging from computer technology and telecommunications to medical equipment and environmental science will help allow us to expand our services to the firm’s current and future clients both in New York and well beyond.”
K&L Gates Chairman and Global Managing Partner Peter J. Kalis said: “With the arrival of Gary and Andrew, K&L Gates takes a major step forward in the establishment of a top-tier intellectual property practice in our New York office and promotes the development of our leading firmwide intellectual property practice.”