Devin Kothari of Davis+Gilbert LLP

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Devin A. Kothari is an associate in the Advertising, Marketing & Promotions; Digital Media, Technology & Privacy; and Intellectual Property Practice Groups of Davis & Gilbert. He represents advertising agencies, public relations companies, media companies, and advertisers in connection with many areas of advertising, marketing and promotions law as well as on intellectual property and data security and privacy issues. Mr. Kothari also regularly counsels clients on technology-related issues, including issues involving patents, copyright and trade secret protection, and litigation strategy.

Prior to joining Davis & Gilbert, Mr. Kothari was a patent and intellectual property attorney at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. While at Skadden Arps, he routinely represented clients in complex litigations and arbitrations involving high-technology patents, copyrights and trade secrets. Mr. Kothari also has experience with the intellectual property components of mergers, acquisitions, public offerings, securitizations, license agreements and other contracts. Before joining Skadden, he worked as an environmental engineer, both for a private engineering firm and at the Environmental Protection Agency.

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U.S. Supreme Court Sets the Bar Higher for Obtaining Damages for Design Patent Infringement

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