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April 2, 2018

King & Spalding Further Fortifies IP Litigation Bench With Addition of Jim Brogan

PALO ALTO and SAN FRANCISCO, April 2, 2018 — King & Spalding today announced that intellectual property trial lawyer Jim Brogan will be joining the firm as a partner in its Trial and Global Disputes practice group. Brogan comes from Cooley, where he spent 17 years and chaired the firm’s intellectual property practice from 2012 to 2016. He joins fellow intellectual property trial lawyer Tom Friel, who joined the firm from Cooley in February.

“Jim has an excellent reputation and track record as a litigator, both nationally and among high-profile companies in Silicon Valley and elsewhere,” said Kenny Steinthal, leader of King & Spalding’s intellectual property practice. “His expertise will make our IP-related offerings to clients even more robust, particularly in the patent area.”

Brogan has served as lead trial counsel for a broad array of life sciences and technology companies in patent litigation, patent office proceedings including IPRs, licensing, and International Trade Commission (ITC) Section 337 matters. He has scored important jury victories in the Eastern District of Texas, a critical venue for IP litigation, including a win against a Fortune 100 company in which a jury found that the company had infringed his client’s patents relating to blade servers.

“Jim is not only a first-rate trial lawyer, he also helps clients find solutions to patent issues before anyone sets foot in a courtroom, which clients appreciate,” said Tim Scott, managing partner of King & Spalding’s Silicon Valley office. “We look forward to Jim being a driving force in our IP practice, just as he was at his previous firm.”

Brogan, who is based out of Denver, is honored regularly for his work in the IP, patent litigation and technology areas, including being named Colorado IP Litigator of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, which also named him an IP Star. He is consistently ranked for intellectual property expertise by Chambers, and has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America and IAM Patent 1000 as a leader in IP litigation. Brogan is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, where he teaches patent litigation, and is a co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property Institute, an annual continuing legal education event presented in Denver by the Colorado Bar Association.

“I’m thrilled to join K&S and to contribute to its IP trial practice growth,” said Brogan. “It’s an exciting time for the firm and for IP litigation in general, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues.”

Brogan received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with a specialization in biomedicine from Southern Methodist University and his J.D. from the University of Houston.

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