Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP has appointed Jason Kipnis as a partner in its Palo Alto office.
Kipnis (pictured) joins from Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, where he was head of the IP practice in its Silicon Valley office.
He has advised on a variety of IP matters, including litigation and enforcement, and has represented mid to large-sized technology companies in the hardware, software, consumer electronics, Internet and semiconductor processing industries.
"WilmerHale is a powerhouse firm, and I couldn't be happier with my new colleagues, the firm's culture, its client base and its plans for continued expansion in this market," said Kipnis.
Kipnis also lectures at Stanford Law School, close to Silicon Valley, where he teaches and speaks on IP strategy for hi-tech companies.
"Jason's skill and experience will bolster our firm's intellectual property offerings on the west coast," said Donald Steinberg, chair of the WilmerHale's IP department.
"In addition, his technical experience and broad knowledge are valuable as we continue to support and collaborate with our litigation teams on their most complicated and pressing client matters."
WilmerHale has a team of around 1,000 lawyers with 14 offices in the US, Europe and Asia.
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