Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Lawyers Who Won

The wizards behind the curtain:

Ron Coleman and Colby Springer took this case on pro bono, and it was their work and dedication that formed the successful defense against Intel Corporation's lawsuit.

Stepping up to defend against a challenge from a monster like Intel Corporation's legal department is not decided lightly. Many other attorneys turned me down before I met Ron and Colby. But they not only accepted this case, they did so with enthusiasm, and they showed unwavering, bedrock support throughout this ordeal. And I received without doubt the same attention and resources as any paying client would have. In fact, rather than me having to prod them to do more work, it was usually the other way around.

As is often the case in life, it was not their legal counsel so much as their friendship that made the real difference. At the end of the day their optimism, humor, and intelligence kept me motivated and in good spirits throughout a long and trying process.

I owe them great thanks.

Jeffrey Wright

Their bios:

Ron Coleman
Goetz Fitzpatrick LLP, New York & New Jersey
Author of one of the top American legal blogs, http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com

Ron Coleman is a commercial litigator and business attorney whose work focuses on copyright and trademark infringement claims involving the Internet--including advising clients how to avoid them. He is an expert on First Amendment and intellectual property rights, especially pertaining to the Internet. Coleman, general counsel for the Media Bloggers Association, has published numerous articles about intellectual property rights and the Internet; in fact, the first piece published on this topic by the American Bar Association Journal was written by Coleman in 1995.

Colby Springer
Carr & Ferrell, Palo Alto

Colby Springer is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Practice Groups of Carr & Ferrell. Mr. Springer has experience in all fields of intellectual property law, advising clientele at every level of business development—from start ups to public companies. Mr. Springer counsels clients on acquisition and protection of intellectual property portfolios, specifically with regard to patents and copyrights. Mr. Springer has also represented a number of companies in patent, trade secret, copyright and antitrust suits. Additionally, Mr. Springer has provided counsel to various clients on interference and re-examination proceedings pending before the United States Patent Office.

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