Seasoned IP Litigator Joins Mayer Brown New York Office

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October 10, 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leading

international law firm, announced today that Robert D. Gilbert has joined the

firm's Intellectual Property Practice in New York.  Mr. Gilbert, 52, is a

seasoned trial lawyer who has tried more than 20 cases to jury verdicts. His

intellectual property litigation practice focuses on trademark and patent

infringement matters as well as copyright and trade secret litigation and

software licensing disputes.

Mr. Gilbert has won numerous court victories,

including injunctions in seven states on behalf of manufacturers, retailers,

and a prominent national association.  One such trademark victory opened a

national market for a retail chain.  In addition, on behalf of several computer

software companies, he vigorously contested lawsuits and arbitrations

concerning copyright infringement and licensing issues.

Mr. Gilbert will join a team of intellectual

property lawyers who have litigated cases in a variety of patent, copyright,

trademark, trade secret, trade dress, false advertising, and unfair competition

disputes all over the country, as well as internationally.

Commented Kenneth S. Geller, Mayer Brown Vice

Chairman, “We are delighted to welcome Bob Gilbert to the firm.  We are

strongly committed to growing our New York office in a smart way that addresses

clients' current and anticipated needs.  As IP becomes increasingly critical to

the corporate strategy, our objective is to ensure that our global clients can

turn to Mayer Brown for their IP counseling, transactional and litigation

needs.  Bob is the perfect addition, in that he brings significant trial

expertise and seasoned counseling advice to our globally-ranked IP platform.”

Added Brian Trust, Partner-In-Charge of Mayer

Brown's New York office, “With his proven courtroom experience and significant

IP counseling and litigation capabilities, Bob further strengthens our IP

client service offering in New York.  Tied to his professional instincts and

substantial corporate experience, Bob is an extremely valuable addition to our

global Intellectual Property practice.”

In addition to his IP experience, Mr. Gilbert's

commercial litigation experience has included cases involving complex

contractual disputes, corporate dissolution, and product liability litigation. 

He is also an active and innovative practitioner of alternative dispute

resolution options.

Mr. Gilbert comes to Mayer Brown from Sheppard

Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where he was part of the Intellectual

Property and Business Trial...

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