December 8, 2009
ITC Patent Litigator Brian Nester Joins Sidley Austin LLP in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. – Sidley Austin LLP announced today that Brian Nester has joined the firm as a partner in the Intellectual Property Litigation practice, resident in the Washington, D.C. office. Nester will focus his practice on patent litigation, with an emphasis on proceedings before the International Trade Commission (ITC).
Over the past 14 years, Nester has litigated dozens of patent disputes through the U.S. He has extensive experience in patent litigation before the ITC, where he has tried a dozen cases. He has litigated a broad range of high-tech disputes, including cases involving such technologies as power supplies, Flash, DRAM, photolithography, DMA technology, Linux code, LCD and plasma displays, disk drives, magnetic media, cooling systems, optical communication, Ethernet networks, video and graphics processing, graphics processors, scaling engines, GPS systems, digital cameras and telecommunications.
“Brian is an extraordinary patent litigator with an impressive track record in ITC patent cases,” said Carter G. Phillips, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Management Committee. “Brian, along with Karin Norton who joined us earlier this year, will enhance Sidley’s extensive experience in ITC 337 cases, which is an area of particular importance to many of our clients.“
“I am thrilled to join Sidley’s IP group in D.C.,” said Nester. “Sidley is one of the world’s finest law firms offering a broad range of services, and its global patent litigation talent and breadth produce sophisticated litigation solutions for our clients. I am excited about working with so many colleagues that I hold in high regards.”
Nester received his J.D., with honors, from the George Washington University Law School and a B.A., magna cum laude, in Biology from Temple University.
Sidley lawyers have decades of experience litigating patent disputes under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the ITC. More generally, Sidley’s global Intellectual Property Litigation practice provides a full range of litigation services in cases involving patents, trade secrets, unfair competition, false advertising, copyrights and trademarks. In addition to representing clients in Section 337 proceedings at the ITC, Sidley also represents clients before Customs & Border Protection in matters arising out of ITC orders, and represents clients on appeal from the ITC to the U.S. Court of Appeals to the Federal Circuit. Coupling the strengths of the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation and International Trade practice groups, Sidley’s ITC practice, which consists of approximately 40 lawyers, provides experienced, trial-tested legal representation for clients worldwide.
Sidley Austin LLP is one of the world’s largest full-service law firms, with approximately 1700 lawyers practicing in 17 U.S. and international cities, including Beijing, Brussels, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney and Tokyo. Sidley is recognized for service and responsiveness—BTI, a Boston-based research and consulting firm, has named Sidley as one of only two firms to have been in the top ten of the BTI Client Service rankings every year since the inception of those rankings in 2001, and was number one in three of those years.
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