ATLANTA and PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duane Morris LLP has appointed Louis Norwood "Woody" Jameson, a well-known IP litigator, to lead the firm's nationally ranked Intellectual Property Practice Group. As of January 1, 2012, Jameson succeeded Lewis Gould, Jr., who assumed the chairmanship of the group in 1999 and led it through more than a decade of significant expansion. Jameson is also the managing partner of the firm's Atlanta office.
Duane Morris has 140 intellectual property lawyers, patent agents and support staff working across all intellectual property disciplines and technologies. Industry publications, including Intellectual Property Today, IP Law & Business and IP Law360, have consistently ranked Duane Morris among the leading law firms in the United States handling IP work.
"During the past 12 years, under Lew Gould's leadership, our IP practice has emerged as a national powerhouse, and one of the top practices in the country," said Duane Morris Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John Soroko. "Woody Jameson was a natural choice to lead the group. He has proven himself a talented and savvy litigator and a strong leader of our Atlanta office."
"It is a profound honor to lead such an accomplished group of lawyers," Jameson said. "I'm confident that we can build upon our record of client satisfaction and growth."
Soroko noted that two of the firm's three largest practices are now led outside of the firm's Philadelphia headquarters; partner George Nemphos of the Baltimore office was named chair of the Corporate Practice Group in 2010.
"Woody's appointment is yet another step in reinforcing Duane Morris' national character," Soroko said.
Jameson practices in the area of intellectual property law and litigation with particular emphasis on patent litigation. Early in his career, Jameson litigated a broad range of intellectual property disputes in all areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights and false advertising. Over the last 15 years, his practice has become much more patent litigation oriented, with recurring representations of a number of Fortune 200 companies in defense of patent litigations throughout the United States.
Jameson is a 1988 magna cum laude graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law and a 1984 graduate of the University of North Carolina. Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business included Jameson in its listing of leading IP lawyers in Georgia in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
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