Seasoned IP Litigator Joins Mayer Brown New York Office

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October 10, 2007 - Mayer Brown, a leadinginternational law firm, announced today that Robert D. Gilbert has joined thefirm's Intellectual Property Practice in New York.  Mr. Gilbert, 52, is aseasoned trial lawyer who has tried more than 20 cases to jury verdicts. Hisintellectual property litigation practice focuses on trademark and patentinfringement matters as well as copyright and trade secret litigation andsoftware 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 anational market for a retail chain.  In addition, on behalf of several computersoftware companies, he vigorously contested lawsuits and arbitrationsconcerning copyright infringement and licensing issues.Mr. Gilbert will join a team of intellectualproperty lawyers who have litigated cases in a variety of patent, copyright,trademark, trade secret, trade dress, false advertising, and unfair competitiondisputes all over the country, as well as internationally.Commented Kenneth S. Geller, Mayer Brown ViceChairman, “We are delighted to welcome Bob Gilbert to the firm.  We arestrongly committed to growing our New York office in a smart way that addressesclients' current and anticipated needs.  As IP becomes increasingly critical tothe corporate strategy, our objective is to ensure that our global clients canturn to Mayer Brown for their IP counseling, transactional and litigationneeds.  Bob is the perfect addition, in that he brings significant trialexpertise and seasoned counseling advice to our globally-ranked IP platform.”Added Brian Trust, Partner-In-Charge of MayerBrown's New York office, “With his proven courtroom experience and significantIP counseling and litigation capabilities, Bob further strengthens our IPclient service offering in New York.  Tied to his professional instincts andsubstantial corporate experience, Bob is an extremely valuable addition to ourglobal Intellectual Property practice.”In addition to his IP experience, Mr. Gilbert'scommercial litigation experience has included cases involving complexcontractual disputes, corporate dissolution, and product liability litigation. He is also an active and innovative practitioner of alternative disputeresolution options.Mr. Gilbert comes to Mayer Brown from SheppardMullin Richter & Hampton LLP, where he was part of the IntellectualProperty and Business Trial practice groups. Previously, Mr. Gilbert was withPillsbury Winthrop as well as Brown Raysman and had been counsel with GeneralElectric at its corporate headquarters.  Throughout the years, Mr. Gilbert hasrepresented such prominent clients as Samsung, Hyundai, and GE on intellectualproperty and complex commercial litigation disputes.  He commented, “MayerBrown's preeminent capabilities in complex commercial litigation, internationalarbitration, and intellectual property litigation will undoubtedly be ofenormous benefit to the clients that I have served.”Mr. Gilbert received his J.D. from Yale Law Schooland his A.B. from Princeton. He is a member of the state and federal bars ofNew York, New Jersey, Connecticut and the District of Columbia. In addition,Mr. Gilbert is a member of the Litigation Sections of the New York BarAssociation, Connecticut Bar Association and American Bar Association, and hasserved on the National Executive Committee of the Yale Law School Association.Recently, he served as Vice Chair of the Arbitration and Mediation Committee ofthe National Intellectual Property Owners Association.About Mayer Brown's Intellectual Property Practice:At Mayer Brown, our full-service IP practice iscomprised of more than 75 lawyers worldwide.  Our IP litigators protect ourclients' assets by litigating disputes involving patents, trademarks,copyrights, trade secrets, unfair competition, licenses, franchises and relatedantitrust matters.  We also provide patent, trademark and copyright procurementstrategies, including prosecution before the United States Patent &Trademark Office by our registered practitioners.  In addition, we provide IPopinions and transactional counseling for numerous clients across variousindustries.About Mayer Brown:Mayer Brown is among the largest lawfirms in the world with more than 1,500 lawyers in seven U.S. cities(Charlotte, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto and Washington),six European cities (Berlin, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, London and Paris)and Hong Kong.  Additionally, Mayer Brown is currently in the process ofestablishing its first South American office in São Paulo, Brazil.  For furtherinformation, please visit www.mayerbrown.com.Mayer Brown is a combination of twolimited liability partnerships, one named Mayer Brown International,incorporated in England; and one named Mayer Brown LLP, established in IllinoisUSA.For furtherinformation, please contact:Gary GerardAssistant Director of Public Relations+1.212.506.2153ggerard@mayerbrown.comAimee JasculcaPublic Relations Manager+1.312.701.8241ajasculca@mayerbrown.comMayer Brown 71 S. Wacker Dr.ChicagoIL 60606UNITED STATESTel: 3127820600Fax: 3127017711 E-mail: dkramer@mayerbrownrowe.comURL: www.mayerbrownrowe.com

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