Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Thursday, September 27, 2012


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Nossaman LLP Adds Intellectual Property Partner Thomas Dover


The firm of  Nossaman LLP has announced the addition of intellectual property (IP) attorney Thomas Dover to the firm’s Los Angeles office as a partner.

Dover will serve as co-chair of Nossaman’s newly formalized Intellectual Property & Media Practice Group, along with another partner, Stephen P. Wiman. In a news statement, Nossaman Managing Partner Michael Heumann said:

“We’re excited that Thomas decided to join Nossaman and help guide our IP & Media practice. Thomas’ coming to Nossaman has prompted us to centralize our knowledge, come together to proactively identify and address emerging issues in this fast-paced specialty area, and focus on the delivery of these critical business and legal services to our clients,”

In the statement, Dover said:

“This practice group, which functions like a highly specialized boutique firm, is unique in the depth of services offered and the understanding of the IP implications for client businesses, particularly within our industries of focus.”

According to its statement, Dover has extensive experience with new technologies and was among the first attorneys to pioneer the direct licensing and distribution of music and entertainment content via the Internet and mobile platforms.

An adjunct professor at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, Dover also presents on IP-related topics at a range of industry conferences and events. He earned his degrees from Southwestern University School of Law. He graduated from the University of Minnesota.

The Family Law Section of the Women’s Lawyers Association of Los Angeles on Thursday, Oct. 4 is to hold “A Fun Evening of Networking in Beverly Hills” for attorneys in all areas of law.

According to the WLALA event announcement, Maria Hamar, chair of the WLALA Family Law Section says:

“We hope you will bring lots of business cards and expect to have some fun.”

The event is to begin at 6 p.m. at McCormick and Schmick’s, 206 N. Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills.

Information is available by telephoning (310) 550-0461.


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