Novak Druce Snaps Up Ex-Howrey IP Co-Chair

Law360, New York (March 30, 2011, 5:23 PM EDT) -- Novak Druce & Quigg LLP said Wednesday it had snagged Howrey LLP's former national intellectual property practice co-chair to join its Washington office, marking a second raid from the collapsed law firm.

Michael J. Bell will join Novak Druce as a partner effective April 1, he told Law360 on Wednesday.

In his 14-year stint at Howrey, Bell focused his practice primarily on transactional work and patent prosecution, with a heavy emphasis on business method patents. He also focused on client counseling and the preparation of patent...
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