John Hintz Joins Chadbourne & Parke's IP Group

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Jan 25, 2010, 12:30 ET from Chadbourne & Parke LLP

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that John M. Hintz has joined the firm as a partner in the intellectual property practice group of the New York Office.

Mr. Hintz, 46, comes to Chadbourne from the New York office of Wilmer Hale.

The addition of Mr. Hintz reflects the continued expansion of Chadbourne's IP practice in the areas of financial services, Internet technology, and media. He joins the recent high-profile additions of former Goldman Sachs Chief Intellectual Property Counsel John A. Squires, former Time Warner Inc. Chief Patent Counsel Chuck Fish, former Chief Patent Counsel for Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLP Kenneth L. Johnson and former Yahoo! Vice President & Associate General Counsel - Global Patents Duane Valz.

"We are excited about our continued expansion of our IP practice to meet the full service needs of our clients and the changing IP marketplace.  John provides us with additional, nationally, recognized expertise to provide a top litigation defense team to combat the growing problem of predatory patent assertions," said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O'Neill.

Mr. Hintz's experience further rounds out the litigation and counseling capabilities of the IP practice, and he will play a pivotal role in its continued rapid growth.

"John's reputation of successfully defending non-practicing entity patent assertions precedes him and allows us to continue to build out our platform and model to provide a full range of IP representation," said Walter Hanchuk, co-chair of the IP practice.

"John has most recently successfully defended and favorably resolved patent litigation assertions against a variety of financial services clients," said John A. Squires, co-chair of the practice. "Indeed, increasingly these patent assertions involve multiple defendants, and John's talents allow us to efficiently and effectively manage both the case and the multi-defendant dynamic," according to Squires.

Chadbourne is currently defending clients in various IP litigation matters in Texas and other jurisdictions

In addition to handling all aspects of patent disputes, Mr. Hintz also has significant transactional, licensing and counseling experience, including advising clients on the IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions, as well as on the licensing of IP assets.

"I am delighted to join the Chadbourne IP team," said Mr. Hintz. "The model that John and Walter have created is unique in IP representation and is a win-win for Chadbourne and its clients."

Mr. Hintz was formerly a partner at Wilmer Hale in the firm's litigation/controversy department, and a member of the IP litigation practice group. His practice focused on all aspects of patent disputes, and he has litigated in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission. Previously, he was a partner at Fish & Neave, an IP litigation boutique, where he worked for 16 years.

He received a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University in 1988, where he served on Law Review and the Moot Court Board. Mr. Hintz also graduated from Miami University, where he received a B.S. in Paper Science and Engineering in 1985.

About Chadbourne & Parke LLP

Chadbourne & Parke LLP, an international law firm headquartered in New York City, provides a full range of legal services, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, project finance, private funds, corporate finance, energy, communications and technology, commercial and products liability litigation, securities litigation and regulatory enforcement, special investigations and litigation, intellectual property, antitrust, domestic and international tax, insurance and reinsurance, environmental, real estate, bankruptcy and financial restructuring, employment law and ERISA, trusts and estates and government contract matters. Major geographical areas of concentration include Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America. The Firm has offices in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Mexico City, London (an affiliated partnership), Moscow, St. Petersburg, Warsaw, Kyiv, Almaty, Dubai and Beijing. For additional information, visit www.chadbourne.com.

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