FisherBroyles, LLP, the first and world’s largest distributed law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the additions of Gregory R. Lunt, John K. Shimmick and Mark A. Thomas as partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group. Mr. Lunt, Mr. Shimmick and Mr. Thomas are based in the firm’s Salt Lake City; Palo Alto, Calif; and Washington, D.C., offices, respectively.
“We are pleased to have Greg, John and Mark join our team of experienced intellectual property attorneys who make up one of the top IP law groups in the nation,” said T.J. DoVale, managing partner of the FisherBroyles Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Greg, John and Mark bring to FisherBroyles extensive experience in patent preparation and prosecution, as well as engineering backgrounds that will greatly benefit our clients.”
Mr. Lunt, Mr. Shimmick and Mr. Thomas are the latest additions to the firm’s growing IP practice, which recently added five other partners to the firm’s offices in Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles and Washington.
“I am excited to join FisherBroyles and its deep bench of IP partners who thrive serving clients through the firm’s innovative distributed partnership model,” Mr. Lunt said.
Mr. Shimmick said, “It is a privilege to join the robust team of partners and IP attorneys at FisherBroyles, and I am excited to collaborate with the firm’s many IP professional with many years of experience.”
Mr. Thomas added, “I believe my patent prosecution background is a great match for FisherBroyles’ forward-thinking approach to delivering high-level service and value to clients in diverse industries.”
Mr. Lunt focuses on patent preparation and prosecution, specifically in the fields of software, computing, and electrical devices. He has more than a decade of experience assisting clients in strategic patent planning, IP portfolio valuation, infringement opinions, licensing and appeals. Also a member of the FisherBroyles Technology Practice Group, Mr. Lunt helps organizations strategically grow and develop their national and international patent portfolios. Specifically, he has served as an IP consultant with a New York City-based startup incubator.
Most recently, Mr. Lunt was a shareholder and patent attorney at Workman Nydegger in Salt Lake City. Previously, he worked as a software engineer at Novell, Inc., developing and testing software for application provisioning and database management.
Mr. Lunt received his J.D. from Creighton School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology from Brigham Young University.
Mr. Shimmick focuses his practice on patent prosecution and counseling. In addition to protecting intellectual property rights, he has experience with investor due diligence and financing. As a patent attorney, Mr. Shimmick has worked extensively in the medical device sector as well as other technical fields, including software, optical systems, mechanical devices, laser ablation systems, telemetry, semiconductor manufacturing, and test equipment. Mr. Shimmick most recently was a patent attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Previously, he also practiced as a solo attorney and with the firms Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP and Townsend, Townsend & Crew, LLP.
Before entering the legal profession, Mr. Shimmick worked for more than a decade in the medical device industry, holding positions in engineering and management, and is the named inventor on over 30 medical device patents.
Mr. Shimmick received his J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law. He also holds a Master of Science from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Davis.
Mr. Thomas is a member of the FisherBroyles Fintech and Blockchain, Internet & eCommerce, and Technology practice groups, in addition to Intellectual Property. He has more than 20 years of experience in patent application preparation and prosecution, licensing and litigation support. His experience spans a wide array of technologies within the software, digital device, telecommunications, semiconductor device fabrication, electro-mechanical and medical device arts. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous patent applications for AT&T Wireless, SAP SE, Hewlett-Packard, and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp.
Recently, Mr. Thomas was assistant general counsel for Intellectual Property and Transactions for TeleTech Holdings, Inc. where he was responsible for the $1.5 billion public company’s intellectual property matters. Previously, he was a patent attorney for US West, Inc., managing patent prosecution and the full range of IP activities for its divisions including Advanced Technologies, Wireless and Information Technologies. He also formerly worked as a senior hardware engineer responsible for the design and integration of key architectural components in multiple mainframe-class computers.
Mr. Thomas received his J.D. (cum laude) from The John Marshall Law School and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University.
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