One of Prince Lobel’s newest partners, Brian Dingman, was interviewed by Law360. In an article titled “Prince Lobel Adds Seasoned IP Pro in Boston,” Brian was quoted: “I’ve known a bunch of the partners for a while, and I started to realize that I thought that my practice would be more far-reaching if I was associated with a firm with a good, strong IP practice group. I know Prince Lobel had that . . . one thing led to another and here I am.”
IP practice group co-chair Bob Gilman told Law360 that “Dingman’s wealth of experience in intellectual property law strategy and technology will strengthen the firm’s ability to serve its clients.” He added that “the firm’s IP group has rapidly expanded to 15 lawyers working on patent matters full time, a jump from zero as of six years ago. A lot of that’s been focused on litigation, so we had an existing patent prosecution and trademark prosecution practice. But to get someone of Brian’s experience was a great opportunity for us.”
The article notes that companies look to Brian for help with patent applications for new technologies as well as clearing and obtaining trademarks both from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and foreign governments. Once those exclusive rights are granted, he also works with his clients to negotiate to sell or license their intellectual property assets. He regularly counsels his clients in pre-litigation strategies and also works on litigation teams on their behalf when legal battles arise, through the majority of his legal work is handled outside of court.
“Both Gilman and Dingman told law360 that corporate attorneys at Prince Lobel will provide fertile ground for collaboration on IP asset sales and licensing deals,” the article concludes.