US Law – LawFuel, The Legal News Netowrk – Atlanta, GA, September 25, 2006 — Fish & Richardson P.C. announced today that William R. Silverio has joined the firm’s Atlanta office as a principal and Michael R. Asam has joined the firm as an associate in its Patent Prosecution Group. The firm has been steadily expanding the litigation and patent prosecution practices in its Atlanta office, which opened in January 2006 and serves both national and regional clients. The office has grown to 16 attorneys and technology specialists and plans to move into expanded space this fall.
Mr. Silverio focuses his practice in the electronics, software, and business methods areas. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Silverio was at Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP. Before becoming an attorney, he was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the physics, optics, and electrical engineering group.
Mr. Asam focuses his practice on mechanical, electrical, wireless communications, chemical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology patents. Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, he was an associate at Jones Day in Cleveland. Before becoming an attorney, Mr. Asam was a graduate research assistant at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in the analytic and biological chemistry department while working on his Ph.D.
“We are pleased to be expanding the depth of our resources with the expertise of Bill and Michael, as we continue to grow our regional practice,” said Nagendra (“Nick”) Setty, Managing Principal of Fish & Richardson’s Atlanta office.
Mr. Silverio received his J.D. from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1998 and his B.E.E. from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. He is admitted to practice in Georgia and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Law Sections of the State Bar of Georgia.
Mr. Asam received his J.D. from Duke University School of Law in 2001, his Ph.D. in analytical and biological chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1998, and his B.A., cum laude, in chemistry from Kenyon College in 1994. He is admitted to the bar in Ohio.