Conrad O'Brien Snags Ex-Synthes Patent Chief

Law360, New York (September 18, 2009, 2:12 PM EDT) -- After more than a decade of in-house work, the former chief patent counsel for medical device maker Synthes Inc. has joined Philadelphia law firm Conrad O'Brien PC, where he will work to build the firm's intellectual property practice.

Robert Rauker has joined Conrad O'Brien as of counsel, where he will focus on patent infringement litigation, trade secret work and patent portfolio counseling, the firm said Thursday.

Noting the firm's "super group of people," Rauker said Conrad O'Brien "looked like a great opportunity for me."

Rauker served...
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