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Kenneth Maikish (05/20/13)
Kenneth Maikish’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, particularly patent litigation. Ken manages several patent litigation cases related to computer software. He has drafted Markman briefs and argued at a Markman hearing. Ken is responsible for all aspects of several patent cases including non-infringement theories, prior art research, invalidity theories, and discovery.
Sean M. Boyle, Ph.D. (05/20/13)
Sean Boyle is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Department whose practice focuses on patent litigation and other complex civil litigation. Given his advanced background in the life sciences area, Sean has substantial experience litigating patent infringement cases relating to biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, ANDA challenges and medical devices. He has also litigated several computer software patent cases, as well as cases involving semiconductor manufacturing equipment and semiconductor packaging.
William A. Tanenbaum (05/17/13)
William A. Tanenbaum is Chair of the IP and Technology Transactions Group and Chair of the Green Tech and Sustainability Group at Kaye Scholer. He was named “Lawyer of the Year 2013” in Information Technology Law in New York by Best Lawyers in America. He is ranked in Band One in Technology and Outsourcing in New York by Chambers. His IP and Technology Transactions Group is ranked in the First Tier in Information Technology Law in New York by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Chambers found that he “built one of New York City’s most outstanding transactional IT practices.” Bill assists clients in updating IT systems and integrating Cloud, Big Data, Mobile, Social Media and Privacy Protection. His practice focuses on IP, IT and technology transactions, as well as Healthcare IT (he is recognized as a “Life Science Star”) and the convergence of cleantech and mainstream business (he was named to the “CleanTech 100”). The common element in his practice is that clients in a range of industries retain him for his IP and IT experience. He is a past President of the International Technology Law Association and is currently a Vice President of the Metropolitan New York Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM), an industry association for CIOs and senior IT executives.
Surveys of clients, in-house counsel and peer attorneys find that he:
- “is one of the best IP attorneys I have worked with” (Euromoney’s LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide)
- is one of the Top 25 IT Lawyers in the US (Best of the Best)
- was named a 2013 "IP Star" (Managing IP)
- “brings extremely high integrity, a deep intellect, fearlessness and a practical, real-world mindset to every problem” (Chambers)
- “draws on a truly impressive array of technology law expertise, creativity, high integrity and common sense, and he gets parties to closure” (Legal500)
- is “efficient, solution-driven and makes excellent judgment calls” and “an effective negotiator” (Chambers)
- is “endorsed by all as a ‘strong, pragmatic lawyer who knows exactly how to get a deal done’” (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers)
- “is among the market’s foremost IT licensing experts and a leading authority on related issues such as data security, privacy and social media” (World’s 250 Leading Patent and Technology Lawyers)
- is “recognized as a thought leader across the spectrum of IT and IP transactions” (IAM Patent 1000)
- “is an acknowledged expert on the convergence of mainstream businesses with cleantech” (Chambers)
- is recognized as a “Life Science Star” (Euromoney’s LMG Life Sciences Guide)
- was named to the “CleanTech 100” in Euromoney’s LMG Clean Technology and Renewable Energy Guide, which praised the versatility of the firm’s GreenTech and Sustainability practice and concluded that the firm’s “IP practice really stands out with its knowledge from a technological point of view.”
Because of the strength of Bill’s practice, Kaye Scholer was named as the “Technology & Outsourcing Law Firm of the Year in New York for 2013” by Global Law Experts, the “Internet & E-Commerce Law Firm of the Year” by The Lawyers World Law Awards 2011 and Kaye Scholer is “Recommended” for IP in cleantech in the Clean Technology and Renewable Guide. Bill’s experience and leadership in the fields of technology transactions and outsourcing were recognized when he was selected to serve as the neutral arbitrator in a $30 million outsourcing dispute and other arbitrations.
Bill is the lead partner in IP and IT transactions and in patent litigations. He led a team that handled a significant business method patent case for a multinational financial institution. He also led a team that won a victory for a multinational medical device client in a patent case in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He chairs or co-chairs annual legal conferences on Outsourcing, Healthcare IT, Cloud Computing and GreenTech and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.
Bill is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society.
Daniel R. Paluch (05/17/13)
Daniel R. Paluch is a member of the firm’s Complex Commercial Litigation Department and IP and Technology Transactions Group. His areas of practice include intellectual property, antitrust, class actions, unfair competition and general business litigation. In addition to his work in litigation, Daniel has advised clients on technology transactions, including ERP, BPMS and SOA implementations, technology integration matters and open source licensing issues. He has also been actively involved in pro bono matters, representing several families who lost their homes to loan modification scams in the Los Angeles area. While at USC Law School, Daniel served on the staff of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal, was a teacher’s assistant for the law school’s Evidence, Professional Responsibility and Contracts courses and clerked for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Thomas A. Smart (05/13/13)
Thomas A. Smart has litigated a wide variety of false advertising, consumer fraud, trademark, trade dress, counterfeiting, cybersquatting and copyright cases while in Kaye Scholer’s Trademark, Copyright and False Advertising group.
Grace L. Pan (05/13/13)
Grace L. Pan, partner in the New York office of Kaye Scholer, is an intellectual property counselor and litigator, with particular strength in polymer chemistry, recombinant technology, herbicides, pharmaceutical compositions and formulations, vaccines, organic and inorganic compounds, medical devices, semiconductor-related technology, consumer electronics, DVD, Blu-Ray® technology and mechanical devices. She also focuses her practice in patent, trademark, trade dress, trade secret, copyright and unfair competition law.
Nisha Agarwal (05/10/13)
Nisha Agarwal is an Associate in the Intellectual Property Department who focuses her practice on patent litigation. Nisha represents clients in the information technology and bioinformatics space. She has substantial experience with non-infringement/infringement analysis, invalidity analysis, claim construction strategy and case assessment.
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