THE FIRM This boutique firm is highly regarded in Pennsylvania for its capabilities across all aspects of IP matters, ranging from patent, copyright and trademark procurement to litigation, licensing and transactions. The group has industry expertise across a variety of sectors including life sciences, medical devices technology and software. Recent highlights include reaching a settlement in its continued representation of Microsoft in a patent infringement case relating to the Android operating system.
Sources say: "They offer both quality of services and attention for clients."
KEY INDIVIDUALS "Solid practitioner" Dale Heist led the team in its representation of Microsoft in a patent infringement dispute and has continued to represent it in a declaratory judgment action against DataTern.
Steven Rocci is described as "a very gracious person and really a pleasure to interact with." His notable representations include bringing a lawsuit on behalf of Stertil-Koni USA in connection with infringement issues relating to heavy-duty vehicle lifts.
David Wolfsohn is lead counsel for DuPont in a high-value lawsuit brought against Medtronic for breach of a patent license agreement. He is praised as "a very good communicator" and "an extraordinarily intelligent lawyer."
Joseph Lucci acted for the University of Pennsylvania in a bench trial relating to the ownership of patents by the Alzheimer's Institute of America. Sources note him to be "a good, solid, sound attorney" who is "especially good at complex reexamination."
Nancy Frandsen has a solid reputation among peers. She recently led the firm's representation of First Service Networks in a trademark infringement matter.
The "very sharp" Aleksander Goranin is recognized as a "fabulous lawyer and a really smart guy." He recently co-led the firm's representation of Crown Packaging Technology in patent infringement cases against Ball Metal Beverage Container.
Recent highlights for John Donohue include representing Frontline Technologies in a patent infringement matter against CRS. He is held in high regard by his peers.