Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Recognized for the Seventh Time as a Burton Award Recipient

June 16, 2011

For Immediate Release
Roger Ardan / Roxy Kirshenbaum
Middleberg Communications
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– Firm Recognized For The Seventh Time –

NEW YORK, June 16, 2011 – Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, one of the world’s premier intellectual property law firms, is pleased to announce that Brian L. Klock, Managing Partner of its Washington, D.C. office, was named a recipient of the 2011 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. The Burton Awards, which are held in association with the Library of Congress, are devoted to recognizing and rewarding excellence in the legal profession by selecting the finest law firm and law school authors.

Mr. Klock received this award for his article entitled, “The JPML: An Alternate Route to a New Venue.” This year’s award marks the seventh time that Fitzpatrick has been recognized.

“We are proud that our lawyers continue to be recognized for the quality of their writing and scholarship,” said Fitzpatrick Managing Partner, Colleen Tracy. “It is a pleasure to congratulate Brian on this accomplishment.”

Brian L. Klock joined Fitzpatrick in 1992. He has extensive experience in client counseling and preparation of opinions concerning infringement and validity issues, as well as the preparation and prosecution of patent applications. He has also been substantially involved in various patent litigations for clients such as Canon. Prior to joining Fitzpatrick, Mr. Klock worked as a Patent Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, examining patent applications related to computer hardware and software. Mr. Klock was listed in Legal 500 2010 for Patent Prosecution; utility and design patents. He was also selected by Patent Buddy as one of the Top Patent Prosecutors in D.C., in 2011. He obtained his J.D., with high honors, from George Washington University School of Law in 1994, a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1990 and his B.S., cum laude, in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech in 1988.

About Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto
Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, ( founded in 1971, is a leading national intellectual property law firm of over 175 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.