IP Practice: WilmerHale

Law360, New York (July 16, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As the difference between your cell phone and your laptop shrinks, expect intellectual property battles to grow, predicts Donald R. Steinberg, chair of the intellectual property department at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.

While consumers push for convergence of popular products, companies that make those must-have devices are more frequently finding themselves facing down unexpected rivals.

“Companies that traditionally weren’t competitors may find they now are competitors,” said Steinberg.

As consumer gadgets increasingly bring together a wide range of technologies, leaders at WilmerHale say...
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