FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 19, 2012
Contact: Barbara Clarke McCurdy, 202.408.4047
Daily Journal Names Finnegan Partner Erik R. Puknys as a Top IP Litigator in California
PALO ALTO, CA - For the second consecutive year, Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, named the managing partner of Finnegan’s Palo Alto office, Erik R. Puknys, as one of the top IP litigators in California. In 2011, Mr. Puknys was noted for his representation of Kinetic Concepts Inc., Uniloc USA, and i4i Limited Partnership at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He also represented Japanese company Elpida Memory in an action brought by a German company at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
The 2012 recognition highlighted Mr. Puknys’s ability to “hit the ground running” in complex cases. As an example, the publication referenced a litigation involving eight patents for Russian company ABBYY Software. Finnegan was brought in after the case was already underway, which can be challenging. Mr. Puknys noted he is used to working on cases that have been in litigation, since a significant portion of his work involves Federal Circuit appeals of lower court decisions.
With more than 375 intellectual property lawyers, Finnegan is one of the largest IP law firms in the world. From offices in Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Cambridge, Massachusetts; Palo Alto, California; Reston, Virginia; Brussels, Belgium; Shanghai, China; Taipei, Taiwan; and Tokyo, Japan, the firm practices all aspects of patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret law, including counseling, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Finnegan also represents clients on IP issues related to international trade, portfolio management, the Internet, e-commerce, government contracts, antitrust, and unfair competition. For additional information on the firm, please visit www.finnegan.com.