Counsel brings specific expertise in ITC Section 337 matters and the Federal courts

Washington, D.C., July 21, 2011… Latham & Watkins LLP1 is pleased to announce that Mark Koehn has joined the firm’s Washington D.C. office as counsel in the Litigation Department. Koehn, a registered patent attorney, has extensive experience litigating in Federal District courts throughout the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC) and Court of Federal Claims.

Koehn focuses on a broad range of technologies including medical devices, pharmaceuticals, software, and electronics, including for consumers, industrial, and military applications. His addition to the firm follows a number of other significant moves by Latham in the IP litigation field. Over the last year, the firm added a group of six leading IP litigation partners in California and added three new partners to the Washington, D.C. office. Together with the addition of Koehn as counsel, these moves have significantly strengthened the firm’s patent litigation capabilities, particularly with regard to matters before the ITC and those related to emerging and biotech companies in the California and New England technology hubs.

Alice Fisher, Office Managing Partner of Latham & Watkins in Washington D.C., said: “I am delighted to welcome Mark to Latham & Watkins. He is a talented litigator with a particular expertise that will fit right into our Washington D.C. office. Mark’s background complements our deepening bench of patent litigators and supports our mission work for clients on a range of IP litigation needs.”

Max Grant, Co-Chair of the firm’s global Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group and based in Washington D.C., added: “Mark’s experience in the Federal courts and with ITC Section 337 matters is a welcomed addition to our patent litigation practice. As record numbers of companies turn to the ITC and the federal courts to protect their intellectual property rights, Mark is a key addition to our trial-ready patent litigation team.”

“Latham & Watkins has demonstrated a strong commitment to the IP litigation practice,” said Koehn. “The firm’s global reach and particular strengths in the Boston and California technology hubs are complementary to my practice. I look forward to being a part of this talented group.”

Beyond litigation, Koehn is recognized for his expertise on electronic discovery and is a member of the Advisor Board for Georgetown University Law Center’s Advanced E-discovery Institute. He joins Latham & Watkins from the Washington D.C. office of Paul Hastings. He received his J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, graduating cum laude. He received his B.S. in operations research and industrial engineering, with distinction, from Cornell University where he was appointed to Tau Beta Pi – the engineering honor society. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia as well as the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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