Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, May 16, 2002


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Two Patent Attorneys Join Greenberg Traurig in Los Angeles




Leading patent and trademark attorneys Christopher Darrow and Charles Berman have been hired to lead the creation of an multi-purpose intellectual property section of Greenberg Traurig’s Los Angeles office, the firm has announced.

Darrow and Berman plan to organize their office around providing comprehensive services businesses from advice on intellectual property rights to litigation in patent infringement cases, Darrow said.

Greenberg Traurig is listed by The National Law Journal’s as one of the nation’s 30 largest. It has offices in 17 cities, including Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Atlanta, and a staff of 820 attorneys and lobbyists.

Both attorneys are formerly partners at the Los Angeles firm of Oppenheimer, Wolff & Donnelly.

One of the most compelling projects for the new intellectual property section would be to educate clients on the value of patent and trademark property, Darrow said.

“We help clients develop and expand their business around those properties,” Darrow said. “I look at this as a significant opportunity to establish [an office] that didn’t exist and to provide the full dimension of services for our clients.”

Darrow has practiced patent law for the past 25 years in federal, appellate and California courts. He has a vast knowledge of technology ranging from electronic components to medical and orthopedic devices and served as judge pro tem at Los Angeles Municipal Court, according to the firm. He earned his law degree at Whittier College in 1976.

Berman received his law degree in 1967 from University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. He has been active in U.S. and international patent prosecution for over 35 years.


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