Dechert Bolsters IP Ranks With Partner From O'Melveny

Law360, New York (May 5, 2011, 5:16 PM EDT) -- Dechert LLP announced Monday it had boosted its intellectual property practice, luring a partner to its Silicon Valley office from O’Melveny & Myers LLP.

Stephen Akerley focuses on high-stakes patent and trade secrets litigation, frequently representing high-profile clients in cases where hundreds of millions of dollars in potential damages are at issue.

He recently secured a complete trial victory for Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co. before the U.S. International Trade Commission, prevailing on all three patents asserted in a Section 337 case relating to multilayer ceramic capacitors. He is...
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