McCarter & English Continues to Expand its Intellectual Property Practice with the addition of Harry K. Ahn In New York
New York, N.Y. (April 12, 2012) McCarter & English LLP is pleased to announce that intellectual property attorney Harry K. Ahn has joined the firm’s New York office as a partner. Mr. Ahn focuses his practice on patent prosecution, trademarks and licensing.
“We are so pleased to welcome Harry to the firm and to the growing IP practice in New York,” said Mary Jane Augustine, the Managing Partner of the New York office. “His expertise and high standards will enhance our ability to service our clients.”
Mr. Ahn maintains a practice in all fields of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on patent prosecution, litigation, counseling and licensing. He has been involved in diverse technical areas including telecommunications, electronic circuits, semiconductors, software, business methods, optics, and medical devices. Prior to practicing intellectual property law, Mr. Ahn gained extensive experience as a systems engineer in electronic switching systems and Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN).
“Harry is a superior IP attorney and a welcome addition to our practice,” said Eric E. Grondahl, a leader of the firm’s IP Group. “His background as an engineer is invaluable to our clients and his experience makes him a perfect fit for our Group.”
“I am thrilled to be joining McCarter’s dynamic, highly regarded Intellectual Property Group,” said Mr. Ahn. “McCarter’s strengths in this area are so impressive, and I am eager to begin working in a firm known for its integrity and collegial atmosphere.”
Mr. Ahn is fluent in Korean and regularly lectures on U.S. patent law in Korea. He earned his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, his M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business, and his B.S .in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University School of Engineering. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Washington and registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Ahn is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He comes to McCarter from Abelman, Frayne & Schwab where he was a partner.
About the Intellectual Property/Information Technology Practice
McCarter & English's full IP group has more than 75 intellectual property and information technology lawyers and patent agents, including more than 20 with Ph.D.s. The group was recently ranked among the nation's top ten IP practices by Law360 Litigation Almanac, according to the number of patent cases in which it is counsel. Chambers USA guide, considered the premier survey of law firms nationwide, has recognized the IP practice group as among the best in the country.
About McCarter & English
McCarter & English, established more than 160 years ago, represents Fortune 500 and middle-market companies in their national, regional and local litigation and on important transactions. Its 400 attorneys are based in offices in Boston, Hartford, New York, Newark, Philadelphia, Stamford and Wilmington. www.mccarter.com
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