Prince Lobel has expanded its Litigation Practice Group with the addition of Bob Gilman and Joe Messina. Bob and Joe bring skill, energy, and expertise to every case with a broad and deep capability in all phases of trial work.
Bob’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with a particular emphasis on intellectual property and patent litigation. Bob has extensive trial and appellate experience representing clients in patent cases throughout the United States. He has secured favorable judgments and settlements in cases before the Federal Circuit, the District of Massachusetts, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, the Southern District of New York and other venues. He has defended the full spectrum of clients’ intellectual property portfolios by also litigating trademark and trade secret actions. Clients have also asked Bob to utilize his litigation experience in building and evaluating patent portfolios for licensing, enforcement and defensive purposes.
Bob’s work involves diverse technologies, including cellular technology, database and application software, network hardware and software, GPS devices, laser printing, electrical circuitry, medical devices, and consumer products. Bob has been involved in all phases of the litigation process, from pre-suit investigations through claim construction, trials and appeals.
Joe specializes in a wide variety of complex business litigation including shareholder and securities disputes, contracts, partnerships, closely-held corporations, fraud cases, professional liability, land use, real estate, and intellectual property matters. In addition to being an experienced litigator, Joe’s practice also includes counseling businesses on a day to day basis with eye toward avoiding problems before they arise. Joe serves in the role of the general outside counsel to a number of his clients in a range of industries including hospitality, restaurants, manufacturing, and aquaculture.
Some of his representative case work has included SEC investigations of publicly traded international telecommunications companies, federal False Claims Act alleged violations of a transportation company, and claims of trademark infringement, unfair competition and improper use of name and likeness of a national food manufacturer.
Prior to forming a boutique litigation firm together, both Bob and Joe were partners at Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
“We are excited about the addition of Bob and Joe,” Prince Lobel’s Managing Partner Craig M. Tateronis stated. “They are excellent and experienced trial lawyers who will further distinguish Prince Lobel’s litigation team.”