Personnel Changes at IP Law Firms, Organizations

The following changes in personnel and other news have been announced recently by prominent intellectual property law firms and other IP-related organizations:

Jonathan Wise, a former associate general counsel at Teva Pharmaceuticals, has joined Greenberg Traurig LLP, Philadelphia, as of counsel in the firm’s intellectual property and technology practice.

Ping Wang and Michael Ye have left Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to join Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Washington, as partners in the firm’s intellectual property practice group. IP attorney John Murray has also left Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP to join Morris, Manning & Martin LLP, Washington, as of counsel.

* Antitrust and IP attorney David H. Reichenberg has left Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, New York, to join Cozen O’Connor PC, New York, as a member in the firm’s commercial litigation department.

* Patent attorney Andy Tranter has been named managing partner at United Kingdom-based IP law firm BarkerBrettell LLP. Trade mark partner Lucy Walker has been appointed to the firm’s leadership board, and patent attorneyDave Combes has been promoted to partner.

* Trademark attorney Tracy L. Deutmeyer has left McGrath North Mullin & Kratz PC LLO, Omaha, Neb., to joinFredrikson & Byron PA, Des Moines, Iowa, as an officer in the firm’s advertising, marketing and trademark, and copyright protections and enforcement groups.

Liane H. Rousseau has left Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Cincinnati, to join Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, Cincinnati, as an associate in the firm’s trademark litigation practice group.

* Four patent attorneys have left Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP to join Nexsen Pruet LLCPhil McCann in Greensboro, N.C., as a member, Clint Wimbish and John Zimmer in Charlotte, N.C., as members; Christopher Dodson in Charlotte as special counsel. Janel Ezzell joins the firm as a patent specialist in Charlotte.