Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie adds experienced IP litigators in Silicon Valley
05/31/2017

MENLO PARK – Terry Ahearn and Stuart Bartow have joined the Silicon Valley office of Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP to lead the firm’s growing Intellectual Property practice group in Northern California. 

Ahearn and Bartow previously worked together at two other national firms where they handled major patent litigations across the United States, including numerous trials in key jurisdictions in California, Delaware, Nevada and at the International Trade Commission. They join forces again at Lewis Roca, bolstering an already-deep roster of 70 intellectual property attorneys, patent agents and technical specialists across the firm’s 10 offices.  

“Terry and Stuart bring leadership to our Silicon Valley office for continued growth in Northern California and beyond,” said the firm’s Managing Partner Kenneth Van Winkle Jr. “These additions align well with our strategic plan which focuses on building our services in the key areas of intellectual property and technology.”

“With the addition of Terry and Stuart, and in view of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in TC Heartland, our firm is even more strongly positioned to represent companies in patent litigation throughout California and across the entire U.S.,” added Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Art Hasan.

“Terry and Stuart go the distance for their clients. As litigators, they are battle-tested in numerous hard-fought intellectual property matters. Their trial experience and tech know-how provides clients, especially in Silicon Valley, immense value,” said Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Emily Bayton. “We’re delighted to have them on the team.”

Ahearn is an experienced trial lawyer and litigator who represents clients in intellectual property and other complex commercial disputes related to science and technology. He has participated in all phases of litigation, including numerous trials and arbitrations. He was named an “IP Star” by Managing IP three years in a row, and he regularly writes and lectures about managing complex litigation. He received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and his B.A. from Fordham University. 

Bartow is an experienced litigator and registered patent attorney with a background in computer engineering and neuroscience. He represents clients in intellectual property matters before U.S. federal courts, the PTO, the ITC and other tribunals, with an emphasis on complex patent and trade secret disputes concerning electronics and computer technology. He holds two bachelor of science degrees from the University of Maryland, a master of science degree from Columbia University and a law degree from Georgetown. 

“Lewis Roca is a law firm that offers compelling value and efficiency,” said Ahearn. “Our legal and technical expertise combined with our ability to offer flexible billing arrangements makes us a formidable practice group. We are very excited to be part of the firm’s growth here in Silicon Valley.” 

“The level of technical and scientific expertise among the firm’s intellectual property group is exceptional and was a huge draw for me,” added Bartow. “Combined with the firm’s unique geographic footprint, Terry and I believe we can deliver outstanding value on this platform.”

The arrival of Ahearn and Bartow follows the recent addition of life sciences and biotechnology attorney, Holly Logue who they join in the firm’s Silicon Valley office. Logue’s practice focuses on strategic intellectual property counseling.

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