New York, NY, July 12, 2009 – LawFuel.com – Gaston Kroub, shareholder in the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice of Greenberg Traurig’s New York office, has been designated by the U.S. Green Building Council as a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Associate (LEED® Green Associate).
The LEED® Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. As a LEED® Green Associate, Kroub has demonstrated his knowledge of green design, construction, and operations and can assist clients in protecting their innovations in the growing green technology sector stimulated by federal funding and consumer purchase incentives. Greenberg Traurig currently has 21 LEED AP professionals and one LEED Green Associate.
Kroub is a litigator who has worked on numerous patent and other intellectual property cases through trial and appeal. He has experience in cases involving trade secret, trademark, copyright, and false advertising matters. Kroub focuses on enforcement of patent rights overseas, primarily in the Orient, where major investments are being made in the area of renewable technology. In addition, he is a registered patent attorney in the United States. Kroub’s LEED certification will enable him to help clients secure, as well as enforce, patent and other intellectual property protection within the emerging green technology sector for products and services that increase efficiency, preserve natural resources, and reduce emissions.
“Gaston’s LEED® Green Associate designation is a valuable asset to the firm as it enables us to provide clients with the latest intellectual property guidance and information in the emerging field of green technology,” said Alan Sutin, Chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. “His LEED accreditation is an example of the firm’s commitment to keeping up to speed with the latest advancements to help companies create value and solidify their market position.”