Merger Brings Patent Talent To Ballard Spahr

Law360, New York (June 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Ballard Spahr Andrews & Ingersoll LLP has boosted its intellectual property services and expanded into the southeastern U.S. with the acquisition of Atlanta-based firm Needle & Rosenberg PC.

Ballard Spahr has acquired the intellectual property firm's 23 lawyers, three patent agents and other professionals, Ballard Spahr announced Monday. The merger, effective July 1, will add a 12th location and a new patent practice to the firm.

The move marks the largest addition of a practice area in the firm's history.

Arthur Makadon, Ballard Spahr's chairman, said...
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