Fitzpatrick Elects Two Partners

January 6, 2003

Contact: Roger Ardan/Rosemarie Yu
212-704-4549 / 642-7781

NEW YORK, January 06, 2003 – The midtown intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto announced today that Marc J. Pensabene and William E. Solander have been elected partners of the firm effective January 1, 2003.

“We are pleased to announce that Marc J. Pensabene and William E. Solander have become new partners in our firm,” said Dominick A. Conde, Fitzpatrick, Cella managing partner. “Their ascension to partnership is in recognition of their superior legal talent in litigating high-profile patent disputes, and will further add to the firm’s reputation as a top intellectual property firm. We believe both attorneys are strong assets to the firm and we look forward to their continued success in servicing our clients.”

Marc J. Pensabene
Marc J. Pensabene specializes in patent litigation, licensing and counseling in the electrical and mechanical arts. Some of the technologies he works with include computer hardware and software, such as thin film transistors used in laptop computers, scanning calorimeters, biological fluid analyzers, cardiac pacemakers, automatic circuit assembly machines, bar code scanners, and IC semi-conductor chips and manufacturing processes.

Mr. Pensabene received his J.D., cum laude, in 1994 from Brooklyn Law School, where he served as a student law clerk to the Honorable A. Simon Chrein of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. He received his B.A. in Electrical Engineering in 1991 from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is a member of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association for which he co-authored the Computer Law section of the 2000 Intellectual Property Law Annual. Mr. Pensabene, age 34, resides in New York City.

William E. Solander
William E. Solander is active in all areas of the firm’s litigation practice and has participated in the litigation of numerous patent disputes, especially in the pharmaceutical and chemical areas. Mr. Solander’s practice encompasses a range of technologies including, most recently, anti-cancer drugs, anti-ulcer drugs, structural composites and new battery technologies.

Mr. Solander, age 32, has been an associate at the firm since 1995. He received his J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 1995 and his B.S. in Chemistry from California State Polytechnic University in 1991. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and New York Intellectual Property Law Association. He resides in Cortlandt Manor, NY.

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, founded in 1971, is an intellectual property law firm with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C., that employs more than 150 lawyers. The firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Fitzpatrick, Cella represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.