Osha Liang LLP: James Hopenfeld and Peter Schechter Join IP Litigation Team

Dec 26, 2013, 13:05 ET from Osha Liang LLP

HOUSTON, Dec. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- International intellectual property law firm Osha Liang LLP is pleased to announce that James Hopenfeld and Peter C. Schechter have joined the firm as partners.

Mr. Schechter will remain resident in New York while Mr. Hopenfeld brings his own boutique IP litigation practice to OL and will serve clients from Washington, D.C.

An internationally recognized intellectual property and patent litigation lawyer, Mr. Schechter has 30 years of experience representing and advising clients on a broad range of IP disputes, strategies, and transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and other technology transfers. Besides representing clients in scores of U.S. federal district courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, he also represents clients in post-grant matters in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination, and inter partes review proceedings. He practiced for more than two decades at Darby & Darby before spending the past seven years in the IP department of a major international general practice firm.

Mr. Hopenfeld has more than 20 years of experience as an intellectual property trial lawyer. His experience ranges from high-profile patent litigation disputes to bet-the-company litigation for start-ups and mid-size companies. He has practiced in federal and state trial and appeals courts throughout the United States, as well as the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. During the past 10 years, Mr. Hopenfeld has taught patent enforcement as an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University Law School. Prior to joining Osha Liang, he was a partner at Fish & Neave, Ropes & Gray, and at his own boutique law firm.

Osha Liang managing partner John Osha said, "James and Peter add significant experience and talent to our IP litigation capabilities, and we are very pleased that they have chosen to join our team. With their combined knowledge and experience in the IP sector, they will make immediate contributions to the success of our growing firm."

About Osha Liang LLP

Founded in 1997, Osha Liang is an intellectual property law firm with a global presence. With offices in Texas, California, France, China and Japan, the firm helps clients protect and enforce their intellectual property interests worldwide. The Houston-based firm has expertise in worldwide patent and trademark procurement, portfolio management, licensing, acquisition, due diligence, opinions of counsel, litigation, and strategic IP counseling, among other areas.

Contact: John Osha, Osha Liang LLP, 713.228.8600, www.oshaliang.com.