Foley Adds Patent Litigation Team to Boston Office

27 May 2009 Media Contact: Jill Chanen News
Matthew Lowrie, Aaron Moore and Robert Silverman Bring Extensive Technical Experience to Foley’s Prominent Intellectual Property Practice. 

Foley announced today that Matthew B. Lowrie, Aaron W. Moore and Robert J. Silverman have joined the firm’s Boston office, working with the Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Lowrie and Moore join as partners and Silverman joins as senior counsel. Prior to joining Foley, Lowrie was a founding partner of Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, where Moore and Silverman were also partners.

“Matt, Aaron and Bob are highly successful patent litigators,” said Susan Pravda, managing partner of Foley's Boston office. “Given the significant number of companies in Boston that are currently involved in patent litigation combined with emerging companies that may address patent litigation in the future, the addition of these skilled attorneys will complement an IP litigation team that is already one of the most experienced in the market.”

“All three attorneys have well-deserved reputations for excellence in the legal and technical areas of patent litigation,” said Sharon Barner, chair of Foley’s Intellectual Property Department. “Their unique mix of talent and experience further solidifies Foley’s standing as a leading law firm with a patent litigation practice that is consistently ranked as one of the top ten practices in the country.”

Lowrie focuses his practice in the areas of patent litigation, counseling and the patent acquisition process. With a strong technical background, Lowrie is practiced in computer architecture, algorithms and software, analog and digital circuits, semiconductor design, telecommunications, consumer products and medical devices.

Prior to forming Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Lowrie was chair of the Litigation Practice Group at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks. In addition to his experience as a litigator and counselor, Lowrie draws on his experience as a corporate attorney as well as a law clerk in the U.S. District Court of Massachusetts for the Honorable Robert E. Keeton.

Lowrie chairs the Patent Litigation Committee of the Boston Patent Law Association, chaired its Patent Law Committee and chaired the Boston Bar Association’s Intellectual Property Litigation Committee. A frequent speaker and author, Lowrie is currently an adjunct professor at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches patent law.

“Foley’s Intellectual Property practice is comprised of extraordinary legal talent and its expansive platform provides tremendous opportunities for my practice as well as that of my colleagues Aaron and Bob,” said Lowrie. “I am thrilled to join a firm with such national and international prominence in the patent litigation arena and look forward to growing the practice both in Boston and nationally.”

Moore’s practice includes patent and trademark prosecution and counseling, drafting infringement and patentability opinions, as well as patent, copyright, and trademark litigation. He has experience in a number of technology areas and has represented a broad array of clients, including manufacturers of medical devices, computer hardware and software, sporting goods, industrial machinery, water filtration equipment, floor coverings, lighting, and climate control equipment.

He has been involved in patent litigation proceedings before federal district courts across the country, as well as in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and in the International Trade Commission. His practice has covered all facets of trademark litigation, including enforcement, active litigation, and settlement, in cases in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Moore worked as an associate at Wolf, Greenfield & Sacks and at Hale & Dorr. He also previously worked at General Electric Aircraft Engines.

Silverman’s practice emphasizes all aspects of intellectual property litigation with experience that includes patent counseling, prosecution, and drafting infringement and patentability opinions. His practice has involved a variety of technology, including medical devices, chemical processing instrumentation, medical imaging equipment, automotive technology, semiconductor memory products, business methods, consumer products, sporting goods, and copyrighted photographs.

Before joining Lowrie, Lando & Anastasi, LLP, Silverman was a Principal at Fish & Richardson P.C. where he counseled clients on a variety of intellectual property matters and represented their interests in litigation in state and federal courts and in the prosecution before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Comprised of nearly 240 attorneys, Foley’s Intellectual Property practice is a recognized leader in IP legal services. For the seventh consecutive year, Foley was ranked by IP Today as one of the top 10 firms for the number of patents issued and by IP Law & Business magazine as one of the top patent litigation firms in the nation. These rankings make Foley the only general practice firm to appear in the top 10 for both patent litigation and patent procurement.

Foley & Lardner LLP continually evolves to meet the changing legal needs of our clients. Our team-based approach, proprietary client service technology, and practice depth enhance client relationships while seeing clients through their most complex legal challenges. The BTI Consulting Group (Wellesley, Massachusetts) recently recognized Foley as one of the top four law firms shaping the U.S. legal market, while CIO magazine has named Foley to its CIO 100 list six times for our client-focused technology. With more than 1,000 attorneys in 21 offices and more than 50 practices, count on Foley for high-caliber business and legal insight.

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