WASHINGTON, June 18, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Continuing the expansion of its …

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2004 – LAWFUEL – Continuing the expansion of its
intellectual property practice, international law firm Crowell & Moring LLP
has added two partners to its more than 40-lawyer roster of IP lawyers.
Michael J. Songer, a former partner at Arnold & Porter LLP, and Mark M. Supko,
a former partner at IP boutique Kenyon & Kenyon, have joined the firm in its
Washington, DC office.

The addition of IP litigators Songer and Supko illustrates C&M’s ongoing
commitment to building and broadening its intellectual property practice
across all of its offices. The firm has steadily fortified its IP practice
both in the U.S. and Europe beginning with the addition of 17 IP lawyers in
2001 and, most recently, by adding more than 10 IP lawyers within the past

“Our intellectual property and technology practices offer our clients a
unique combination of extensive business savvy and industry knowledge together
with solid trial experience in the patent area,” said firm chairman John
Macleod. “Mike and Mark have strong, successful records in patent and
trademark litigation. They’ll infuse our practice with additional
sophisticated technology expertise, particularly in the computer software
industry and in Internet issues. We look forward to supporting our clients in
their IP-related business challenges with our broadened capabilities in the
area of patent and trademark litigation.”

Songer focuses his practice on patent and trademark litigation,
specifically in the areas of entertainment computer software, handheld
personal digital assistants, computer graphics, digital signal processors,
aircraft avionics and environmental systems. He is uniquely well-versed in
Internet-related issues such as cyber-squatting, domain name infringement,
spam e-mail violations and internet service provider (ISP) liability. After
earning a BSME from the University of Notre Dame, Songer received his JD from
Duke University. He is an adjunct law professor at Georgetown University,
where he teaches courses such as “The Law of Cyberspace.”

Supko’s practice is centered on patent litigation, primarily in the area
of computer, electrical and mechanical arts with a particular emphasis on
computer networking, Internet applications and business methodologies. His
cases have involved disputes over issues as diverse as paperless couponing and
medical devices. Supko’s litigation experience has been concentrated
primarily in the computer software industry, with particular emphasis on
applications software relating to voice-response telephony and financial
services. He also has extensive experience with licensing and transactions.
A cum laude graduate of the University of Scranton, Supko earned his JD from
Georgetown University, where he was a Law Fellow for Legal Research and

Crowell & Moring is a full-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys
committed to solving legal problems and providing business solutions
efficiently and effectively for our clients, who include Fortune 100 companies
and multinational corporations across a range of industries. Based in
Washington, D.C., the firm also has offices in Brussels, California and
London. Visit Crowell & Moring online at http://www.crowell.com.

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