Fitzpatrick Cella Elects Five New Partners and Names One of Counsel

January 1, 2007

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is pleased to announce that Filko Prugo, Joshua I. Rothman and Lock See Yu-Jahnes in New York; and Edmund J. Haughey III and Justin J. Oliver in Washington, DC, have been elected Partners at the firm. Also, Aimee Nassau Gardiner has been named Of Counsel in Fitzpatrick’s New York office. This is one of the largest new partner classes the firm has elevated.

“These six attorneys have made excellent contributions to our firm,” said Dominick A. Conde, managing partner. “Their selection strengthens the firm’s ability to offer in-depth services across a number of practice areas and reflects in particular our commitment to our growing clientele.”

Filko Prugo

Mr. Prugo has extensive experience in patent litigation across a broad range of technologies, particularly in the chemical, biological and pharmaceutical areas. Some of the technologies he has worked with include anti-fungal and osteoporosis medications, contraceptives, immunosuppressants and fusion proteins for the firm’s largest pharmaceutical clients.

Mr. Prugo received his B.Sc. (First Class) in 1996 from York University and his LL.B. in 1998 from Osgoode Hall Law School. Mr. Prugo, age 33, is a New York City resident.

Joshua I. Rothman

Joshua I. Rothman’s practice focuses on complex patent litigation in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology arenas. He has also worked on licensing and trade secret matters.
Mr. Rothman received his B.S. in 1993 from the University of Michigan, his M.S. in 1994 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and his J.D. in 1998 from the Brooklyn Law School. He has served on the Brooklyn Law School Alumni Admission Board since 1999 and lectured on intellectual property at Baruch College. Mr. Rothman, age 35, lives in Chappaqua, NY.

Dr. Lock See Yu-Jahnes

Dr. Yu-Jahnes focuses her practice on patent prosecution in the electrical and mechanical arts. Some of the technologies she has worked on relate to signal manipulation for telecommunications, image processing, computer hardware and software, sporting equipment, bulk materials processing, facsimile systems, copier systems, DVD and other data storage devices, network communications systems, cameras, IC chips and manufacturing processes and business methods.
Prior to embarking on her legal career, Dr. Yu-Jahnes was involved in the research and development of processes for fabricating thin-film electronic devices. Dr. Yu-Jahnes was co-recipient of the IBM Research Division Award in 1995.
Dr. Yu-Jahnes received her B.S. in 1984, her M.S. in 1985 and her Ph.D. in 1993 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She received her J.D. in 1998 from Fordham University School of Law. Dr. Yu-Jahnes, age 44, lives in Upper Saddle River, NJ.

Edmund J. Haughey III

Mr. Haughey’s practice covers the full breadth of intellectual property law, with a particular focus on patent and trademark litigation and counseling. Mr. Haughey concentrates his patent practice on the electro-mechanical industries, with experience in a broad range of technologies. He counsels clients on patent strategies, drafts opinions and licensing agreements, and is experienced in all aspects of infringement litigation and patent prosecution. In the trademark arena, Mr. Haughey regularly works with major brand owners to clear and register trademarks, handle licensing matters, and litigate before the district courts and the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
Mr. Haughey received his B.S.E. in 1995 from the University of Pennsylvania and his J.D. in 1998 from the William & Mary School of Law. Mr. Haughey, age 34, lives in Washington, DC.

Justin J. Oliver

Mr. Oliver’s practice includes patent prosecution, licensing and litigation in a wide variety of scientific arts. Some of the technologies he has worked with include medical devices, business methods, pharmaceuticals, semiconductor technologies, optics, image processing devices, software applications, image reproduction devices, light emitting diodes, navigation systems and various household goods.
Mr. Oliver received his B.S in 1994 from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and his J.D. in 1997 from American University’s Washington College of Law where he served as the Executive Editor of the Journal of International Law and Policy, as well as on the Executive Moot Court Board. Mr. Oliver, age 34, lives in Washington, DC.

Aimee Nassau Gardiner

Ms. Gardiner has experience in trademark litigation, enforcement, licensing and prosecution.Ms. Gardiner’s practice includes the clearance of trademarks, prosecuting applications, portfolio management, defending and prosecuting opposition proceedings and litigation in the federal district courts.She has represented clients in a variety of industries, including the food, pharmaceutical, publishing, building products and telecommunication industries.
Ms. Gardiner received her B.A. in 1993 from Dartmouth College and her J.D. in 1996 from Fordham Law School. Ms. Gardiner, age 35, lives in Glen Ridge, NJ. Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, founded in 1971, is an intellectual property law firm of approximately 140 lawyers with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.