Winston & Strrawn Continues Growth of D.C. IP Team with Addition of Richard Gilly

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – WASHINGTON, D.C., December 11, 2007 — Winston & Strawn LLP announced today that prominent intellectual property attorney Richard P. Gilly has joined the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as partner. Gilly focuses his practice on IP counseling and litigation.

“Richard is another strong addition to our rapidly expanding IP team,” said Tom Mills, managing partner of Winston’s D.C. office. “His valuable experience in both private practice and as in-house counsel will contribute to our continued success in Washington.” Gilly is the third notable IP lateral who has recently joined the firm’s D.C. office. Partners Johnny Kumar and Raymond Van Dyke were added in August.

Prior to joining Winston, Gilly was a partner at Fish & Richardson. He has broad experience as a patent strategist for Fortune 100 companies, medical device makers and international enterprises. His expertise also includes devising patent litigation strategies. Additionally, Gilly advises clients on intellectual property matters involving trademark acquisition and policing, e-commerce, anti-spam, and other internet law issues. He has defended and prosecuted major patent and trademark infringement cases, especially with regard to high-technology inventions, and also led legal teams on numerous IP transactions and agreements. Gilly served as a site attorney at IBM for five years.

Gilly earned his juris doctor from Harvard Law School and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, from Yale University.

Winston & Strawn LLP is an international commercial law firm with more than 900 attorneys in nine offices. More than 150 years old, the firm has a proud tradition of professional excellence and dedicated client service, a diverse as well as collegial culture, and a commitment to pro bono representation. www.winston.com.

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