Fitzpatrick Cella Will Join Venable To Form IP 'Powerhouse'

By Michele Gorman (August 21, 2018, 3:11 PM EDT) -- Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto is set to combine with Venable LLP later this year to form a "powerhouse" in the intellectual property realm, the firms announced Tuesday, revealing the latest in a string of combinations between IP boutiques and full-service law firms.

They said the deal, which is expected to close Nov. 1, will make the new entity one of the largest IP groups in the country, with more than 175 lawyers dedicated to the practice. About 100 of those lawyers will be based in New York City.

"We're particularly excited about it because it's a first-tier quality group of...

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