Akin Gump Expands IP Litigation and International Trade Capabilities

(Washington, D.C.) – Arthur Wineburg has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP as a partner in Washington, the firm announced today.

Mr. Wineburg’s practice focuses principally on intellectual property litigation in federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. In more than 30 years as a trial counsel, he has tried patent, trademark, trade dress and trade secrets cases in multiple technology fields, including biopharma, chemical, electrical, mechanical and software to juries and judges.

A former director of the Office of Unfair Import Investigations at the International Trade Commission (1982-1988), Mr. Wineburg has extensive experience in handling Section 337 cases before the ITC, and regularly advises clients in connection with these fast-moving patent infringement investigations.

Mr. Wineburg received his B.A. with highest honors from Bard College in 1964, his M.A. from the University of Minnesota in 1965 and his J.D. with honors from the George Washington University in 1971. He is a past president of the International Trade Commission Trial Lawyers Association and currently serves on its executive board. He joins the firm from Pillsbury Winthrop LLP, where he co-chaired the firm’s IP litigation practice.

Richard L. Wyatt Jr., chair of the firm’s advocacy department, stated, “In the Information Age, intellectual property is an increasingly critical part of nearly every company’s asset base. Art’s expertise in this area – and in particular in the highly specialized area of Section 337 litigation before the U.S. International Trade Commission – will serve our clients well. We welcome him to the firm.”

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP, a leading international law firm, numbers more than 900 lawyers with offices in Austin, Brussels, Dallas, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Moscow, New York, Philadelphia, Riverside, Riyadh (affiliate), San Antonio, San Francisco and Washington. The firm has a diversified practice and represents regional, national and international clients in a wide range of areas, including antitrust; appellate; banking and finance; capital markets; communications and information technology; corporate and securities; corporate governance; employee benefits; energy; entertainment and media; environmental; estate planning, wealth transfer and probate; financial restructuring; global security; government contracts; health; insurance; intellectual property; international trade; investment funds; labor and employment; land use; litigation; mergers and acquisitions; privatization; project development and finance; public law and policy; real estate development and finance; Russia/CIS; tax; and technology.

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