IP Hires: USPTO, Tucker Ellis, Brownstein

Law360 (November 20, 2020, 11:17 AM EST) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has named a new general counsel, while Tucker Ellis and Brownstein expanded their intellectual property capabilities. Here's what you need to know about these new hires.


David Berdan The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has appointed a new general counsel who recently served as a top lawyer for Las Vegas-based Gaming Arts LLC and previously worked as chief counsel at Koch Industries.

David Berdan took the reins as the top legal adviser to USPTO Director Andrei Iancu after Sarah Harris retired as general counsel of the agency in September. Nicholas T. Matich was the USPTO's acting general counsel.

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