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The ‚Äėexcellent‚Äô Winston & Strawn LLP is particularly active in defence work. Los Angeles‚Äô David Enzminger, noted for his ‚Äėcommand of subject matter‚Äô and ‚Äėexcellent client service‚Äô, and Chicago‚Äôs Michael Brody lead the team. A recent highlight was the successful representation of Teva in a Federal Circuit case regarding the interpretation of the on-sale bar as amended by the America Invents Act. Securing a precedent-setting opinion from the Federal Circuit on behalf of Smith International regarding a patent on an oil well drilling device was another major success. Dell, Schlumberger and Hospira are also on the client roster. The practice has recently opened a Dallas office, staffed among others by former Fish & Richardson P.C. litigators Thomas Melsheimer, Tom Walsh, Michael Bittner and Brett Johnson. In Silicon Valley, Michael Rueckheim and Kathi Vidal joined from Fish & Richardson P.C. and Esha Bandyopadhyay joined from Turner Boyd. New Los Angeles additions Andrew Grossman from Paul Hastings LLP and Nimalka Wickramasekera from Kirkland & Ellis LLP further strengthen the group. Other key lawyers are Chicago‚Äôs George Lombardi and Kurt Mathas. Luke Culpepper went in-house to ARM; Tyler VanHoutan joined McGuireWoods LLP and Constance Ramos left to found AKIRA IP.

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