Press Release

Three Cooley Partners Named Top IP Attorneys in California by The Daily Journal

April 25, 2012

Palo Alto, Calif. – April 25, 2012 – Cooley LLP announced today that partner Nan Wu has been named one of the Top 25 Portfolio Managers in California, and partners Tom Friel and Steve Strauss have been named two of the 75 Leading IP Litigators in California, by legal newspaper The Daily Journal

  Tom Friel is the Bay Area-based chair of the firm's national Intellectual Property Litigation practice group and is one of the leading IP attorneys to technology and life sciences companies. Mr. Friel has a wide-ranging litigation practice, spanning patent and licensing litigation, trademark and copyright litigation, trade secret, unfair competition and other complex business cases. His industry focus spans the hardware, software, telecommunications and biotechnology sectors.

Steve Strauss is a San Diego-based Litigation partner, specializing in complex business litigation, including intellectual property, real estate, partnership and hospitality disputes. Mr. Strauss' practice encompasses business, intellectual property and real estate litigation matters including the representation of business entities, corporate officers and directors, owners, developers, investors, and high net worth individuals.
  Nan Wu is a partner in Cooley's Patent Counseling and Prosecution practice group and is based in San Francisco. Ms. Wu specializes in developing patent strategies and portfolios that support business objectives and provide leverage at the negotiation table in the life sciences arena. She has extensive experience working with investors and both public and private biotechnology companies.

"The knowledge-base and experience that Nan, Steve and Tom are able to provide their clients has proven to be an invaluable asset to clients in California and nationwide," said Frank Pietrantonio , head of Cooley's Intellectual Property practice group. "We are thankful for their contributions and proud of their well-deserved recognition."

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