WASHINGTON, D.C., August 1, 2007 — LAWFUEL – The Law Firm Newswire – Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that prominent intellectual property attorney Raymond Van Dyke has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner. Van Dyke focuses his practice in technology and intellectual property counseling, procurement, licensing, and litigation in federal courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission.
For the past 17 years, Van Dyke has represented technology companies in diverse fields of intellectual property law. His broad technical background in computer software, digital rights, and other information-based technologies, combined with his extensive skill in the life sciences, biotechnology, chemical, and other arts, offers a unique combination and insight, particularly regarding emerging and increasingly transformative technological disciplines. In addition, he has experience in the valuation and licensing of such technologies in corporate mergers and other ventures.
“Raymond is a great complement to our firm, ” said Tom Mills, managing partner of Winston’s D.C. office. “His highly specialized practice and cross-disciplinary approach will be a huge asset in servicing our clients’ needs in technology law, intellectual property, and related trade- and regulatory-based issues.”
Most recently, Van Dyke was a partner at another Washington firm where he represented companies and universities in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical, chemical, software, financial services, telecommunications, Internet, voice over IP (VoIP), and digital industries, both domestic and international, and in emerging and converging areas.
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Van Dyke is an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University, where he teaches classes covering the history of technology and law, intellectual property law, and technology law, and also taught international and comparative intellectual property law while an adjunct professor at American University, Washington College of Law.
Van Dyke is affiliated with several bar associations and serves on numerous committees. Currently he is chair of Greater Washington’s Licensing Executives Society, chair of the American Intellectual Property Law Association’s Emerging Technology Committee, and is on the Board of Directors of the International Technology Law Association. He has also assisted the State and other departments in speaking to foreign dignitaries on intellectual property issues.
Van Dyke earned his juris doctor from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he was President of the American Indian Law Student Association, his master’s from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, with honors, from University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Winston & Strawn LLP is a commercial law firm with more than 850 attorneys in nine offices including Chicago, New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Paris, Geneva and Moscow. More information about the firm is available at www.winston.com.