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Nutter Expands IP Practice

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Penny brings international experience to established IP practice
07.28.2009

Nutter announced today that John J. Penny, V has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property practice. Penny, a registered patent attorney, focuses on the development of strategic patent portfolios, the preparation of opinions concerning infringement, validity, unenforceability and patentability, and patent litigation in the mechanical, electrical and electro-mechanical arts. Penny also has extensive experience conducting reexaminations and appeals at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His clients include electronic and manufacturing companies from Japan, U.S., Europe and other Asian countries.

“Penny’s international experience will significantly contribute to our already strong IP practice,” said Michael Mooney, Nutter’s managing partner. “We are fortunate to be able to offer his expertise and insight as a valuable resource to our clients.”

Prior to Nutter, Penny represented large national and international electronic and manufacturing companies in the technical areas of imaging technology, automotive technology, semiconductors, wireless communication, radar technology, aircraft technology, medical devices, computer hardware and software, and heavy machinery. Prior to joining Nutter, Penny worked at large international law firms in Boston and Washington D.C.  Penny also worked as in-house patent counsel for Seiko Epson in Nagano, Japan for two years. Penny lectures extensively on all aspects of patent law to various intellectual property groups and organizations in Japan and Asia.

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