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07.27.2020

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Pierre R. Yanney Joins Firm in New York as Part of Growing Intellectual Property Practice .

New York, N.Y. – July 27, 2020 – The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross today announced that Pierre R. Yanney has joined the firm in New York as a principal in its Corporate and Commercial Transactions Practice Group, effective July 20.

Most recently, he was a partner at Baker & Hostetler.

The hiring is part of Bressler's strategic growth and expansion strategy. "We are committed to our continued growth and plan to add top talented attorneys from around the country to our roster," said Bressler Managing Principal Frank Cuccio. "As a registered patent attorney, Pierre's expertise in intellectual property matters will be beneficial to our client base of innovative national and international companies."

As a patent attorney, Mr. Yanney draws on his sophisticated technical background (undergraduate and graduate engineering degrees from MIT; Member of Technical Staff at Bell Labs)  and 25 years of experience in all aspects of patent law, ranging from patent litigation, opinions and counseling, to Patent Office prosecution, to fully address complex client needs in this area.  He has handled a wide array of technologies, such as RFID, cellular systems, medical electronics and devices, signal processing, communication systems, electronic tolling, and elevator control systems. 

As part of the Intellectual Property practice of Bressler’s Corporate and Transactions Group, Mr. Yanney joins a team of lawyers who counsel clients on the various corporate and technology issues that established and emerging growth companies face to get off the ground, expand and thrive. In addition to patent litigation, the group handles matters in the areas of entity formation, capital raising, M&As, artificial intelligence, data privacy, trademarks, and other intellectual property concerns. The addition of Mr. Yanney to the team will significantly help expand Bressler’s intellectual property capabilities and position the firm for continued growth in this increasingly important area.

“I’m excited to welcome Pierre Yanney to our New York office. Pierre is known for the breadth and depth of his IP experience. It’s rare that you come across someone like Pierre who can write a patent application, get it allowed at the Patent Office, and also litigate patents in district court. His talents and business insights will be a positive addition to our active Corporate and Commercial practice,” said Bressler New York Managing Principal, Mark Knoll. “Our financial services clients and other institutional clients will benefit greatly from his experience. Pierre’s technology background provides clients with an attorney skilled in the kinds of IP portfolio maximizing actions needed to protect these important assets.”

Mr. Yanney has argued several cases at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, first chaired patent jury trials, worked on more than 50 patent litigations and has argued numerous cases before the Patent Trial & Appeal Board and its predecessor, the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences. Additionally, he has prosecuted more than 2,000 patent applications and drafted more than 100 patent opinions (infringement, validity, right to use).

Mr. Yanney received a J.D. (with honors) from Rutgers University School of Law in 1993 and obtained both M.S. and B.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT in 1988. He is fluent in Arabic and speaks conversational German.

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