Jones Day Snags DLA Piper Patent Pro In San Diego

Law360, Los Angeles (May 18, 2012, 1:27 PM EDT) -- Patent litigator and former DLA Piper partner John D. Kinton has joined Jones Day as a partner in the intellectual property practice of its San Diego office, the firm announced Thursday.

Kinton’s Thursday move marked the hiring of a seasoned patent expert with nearly two decades of experience on both sides of the patent process, as an intellectual property attorney and as an aerospace patent engineer.

Karen Hewitt, the partner in charge of Jones Day’s San Diego office, welcomed the firm’s latest hire.

“John’s strong experience...
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