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Pryor Cashman Launches a New Patent Group.

Mid-Sized New York City Law Firm Welcomes Two New Partners Who Complete the Firm's Intellectual Property Rights Offerings

NEW YORK -- Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP, a leading mid-sized Manhattan-based law firm, welcomes Andrew S. Langsam and Barry E. Negrin to its intellectual property group. With the addition of these seasoned patent law veterans, the firm now offers a full suite of intellectual property services.

The attorneys, who formerly practiced with a New York City boutique intellectual property firm, Levisohn, Berger & Langsam, LLP, collectively bring to Pryor Cashman more than 45 years of experience with patent prosecution and litigation.

"We are delighted that Andy and Barry have joined our firm," said Pryor Cashman Managing Partner Ron Shechtman. "They are among the brightest minds in patent law in the New York metropolitan area. With their expertise we have put into place the final piece of our intellectual property practice."

Langsam and Negrin provide the firm with the expertise necessary to handle a greater scope of intellectual property matters, including: patent prosecution; patent litigation; infringement opinions; patent interferences; due diligence and technology licensing.

For years, Pryor Cashman has been at the forefront of intellectual property law, providing services to its clients in the areas of copyright, trademark, internet, technology, life sciences, false advertising, licensing and branding, and trade secrets. Langsam and Negrin now give Pryor Cashman the ability to provide a full range of patent services to its clients.

Andrew S. Langsam is a distinguished intellectual property attorney and litigator with a practice spanning more than 30 years. He brings to the firm expertise in both patent prosecution and patent litigation. His clients include developers of medical products and devices, manufacturers and marketers of consumer products, as well as a multitude of companies and individuals involved in virtually every aspect of technology, manufacturing and marketing.

Langsam obtained his B.S. in Metallurgical and Materials Science Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1973. He went on to obtain his J.D. from George Washington University's National Law Center in 1976. From 1977 to 1978, Langsam served as a clerk in the U.S. Court of Claims, where he was involved with patent infringement cases brought against the United States.

Barry E. Negrin, who worked closely with Andy Langsam at Levisohn, Berger & Langsam, LLC, has more than fourteen years experience drafting patent applications and infringement opinions, and litigating patent infringement issues, covering a spectrum of technologies.

He also prosecutes trademark applications and has appeared before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Negrin obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering at Cooper Union in 1989. He went on to obtain his J.D. from Yeshiva University's Cardozo School of Law in 1992. From 1992 through 1995, he was an associate with Sughrue, Mion, Zinn, Macpeak & Seas in Washington, D.C., where he prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. From 1995 through1996, he was an associate with Howrey & Simon in Washington, where he represented clients in litigations and patent interference proceedings.

About Pryor Cashman:

Pryor Cashman Sherman & Flynn LLP is an independent full-service law firm with 120 attorneys in its main offices on Park Avenue in New York City and an office in Los Angeles. With a broad and sophisticated transactional and litigation practice, Pryor Cashman provides a wide range of services to meet the varying legal needs of businesses and individuals. The firm has well-established relationships with firms throughout the U.S. and the rest of the world to serve its national and international clients.

About Pryor Cashman's Patent Group:

Pryor Cashman's patent group offers clients expertise and advice on application, prosecution, and maintenance of patentable technology. It helps clients develop litigation strategies and enforcement programs for protecting and enhancing intellectual property assets. The firm also negotiates all types of licenses and provides in-depth analysis for corporate acquisitions requiring intellectual property due diligence.

About Pryor Cashman's Intellectual Property Group:

For many of Pryor Cashman's clients their greatest asset is their intellectual property. The attorneys in the firm's IP Group are devoted to maximizing the value and security of each client's IP portfolio. Pryor Cashman's IP Group has handled virtually every type of intellectual property matter, providing transactional, litigation, prosecution, registration, and counseling services to clients across a broad range of industries. Whether they are helping clients establish, acquire, value, maintain, manage or protect intellectual property, Pryor Cashman's IP attorneys have the necessary expertise, skills and experience to provide the highest level of service.
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