The Eclipse Group, a Martindale-Hubbell® AV rated national intellectual property (IP) law firm with offices strategically located in several key industry and innovation hubs within the United States, including Los Angeles, Irvine, West Lake Village and San Diego, California; Chicago, Illinois; and Durham, North Carolina, proudly announces its new brand and market positioning initiatives through the launch of a new website and a significant expansion of their key practice areas. The hiring of six new partners and one additional experienced senior counsel signals increased demand from clients for creative and effective IP and technology transaction representation despite today’s challenging economic circumstances.
Eclipse Group co-managing partner, Jennifer Hamilton, said that the decision to appoint new partners despite economic uncertainty reflects the firm’s resilience and its ongoing commitment to its clients and team. “The new partners bring an exceptional skill set that is highly relevant in the current marketplace and positions the firm to continue to deliver for our new and existing clients”, Ms. Hamilton said.
Including the new partners, The Eclipse Group (eclipsegrp.com) has brought on board a total of sixteen new attorneys and management-level employees in the past year, indicating a clear strategy to continue positioning the firm with the right legal talent to best represent its growing client base. Having added a whole new roster of attorneys whose skills and philosophies marry strongly with the current team, the firm intends to pursue new business aggressively in its respective geographical areas, offering highly experienced counseling more efficiently and economically than other large firm competitors. Ms. Hamilton further stressed that “our clients appreciate both the level of expertise and ready availability of that expertise we deliver. We believe this will carry over effectively into the new practice areas and assist in positioning The Eclipse Group as the “go-to law firm” for all matters relating to innovation and technology within our respective regional presence.”
Eclipse Group co-managing partner, Francisco Rubio-Campos, said a key consideration in the hiring of the new partners was their solid business acumen and uniquely specialized areas of expertise. “The new partners come from backgrounds spanning IP Portfolio Analysis, Management and Litigation, Corporate and Securities, Entertainment and New Media, and International Law, making them extremely significant to the current economic landscape and instrumental to meeting our clients’ business requirements. We believe we are in an ideal position to help our clients successfully navigate the challenges presented by today’s economic conditions, which is reflected in the strong demand from our existing and new clients to continue protecting their best interests.”
The Eclipse Group new attorney hires since March of 2009:
Thomas Dover, Partner, Entertainment & New Media Law Group (Los Angeles)
Thomas brings an active, practical approach to his varied practice, with over 15 years of experience in serving individuals and corporations within the entertainment and new media/internet industries, including talent-side entertainment clients, both domestically and internationally.
Gary R. Gillen, Partner, Intellectual Property and Trial Groups (Chicago)
Offering over 18 years of experience, Gary’s well-developed practice primarily focuses on complex patent prosecution, IP portfolio management and counseling, product clearance, patent-related opinions and intellectual property litigation.
Uleses C. Henderson, Jr., Senior Counsel, Intellectual Property and Entertainment & New Media Law Groups (Los Angeles)
Uleses is a well-versed, technically based, intellectual property attorney with a focus on patent, trademark, and copyright counseling and prosecution, product clearances, IP enforcement and branding, licensing, outsourcing, intellectual property litigation and general transactional representation within the music and sports industries, in addition to counseling non-profits and religious organizations.
Paul Kosacz, Partner, Corporate & Securities and International Law Group (Westlake Village)
Paul is a seasoned corporate transactional and intellectual property attorney with more than 30 years of experience, specializing in providing highly effective, pragmatic counseling on a wide variety of structural and transactional issues with regard to venture capital and emerging high-technology companies.
Stephen M. Lobbin, Partner, Intellectual Property and Trial Groups (San Diego/Irvine/Los Angeles)
Stephen’s breadth of experience spans over 15 years, with a focus on all aspects of intellectual property counseling and litigation. His litigation experience includes involvement with numerous technologies within multiple industries, including computer hardware, software and peripherals, consumer and industrial electronics, medical devices, water sanitization systems, all manner of Internet technologies as well as various other consumer products and services.
Jan Sundberg, Partner, Corporate & Securities and International Law Group (Westlake Village)
Jan brings over 16 years of experience in intellectual property, technology, Internet, corporate and international law with areas of expertise in technology licensing and distribution; corporate structuring; life sciences; wireless technologies; mergers and acquisitions; fund raising and financing; as well as domestic and international collaboration agreements, joint ventures and strategic alliances.
Shekhar Vyas, Partner, Intellectual Property and Trial Groups (San Diego/Irvine/Los Angeles)
Shekhar’s highly specialized career emphasizes over 15 years of patent prosecution, opinion work, IP analysis, executive client counseling and litigation, including serving as counsel for small to large clients and advising client executives, in-house counsel, and engineering staff on patent portfolio strategy, management, and optimization.