The Lanier Law Firm Opens IP-Focused Office in Palo Alto, CA

April 04, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
W. Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm, is pleased to announce the opening of a new firm office in Palo Alto, Calif. The firm also has added accomplished intellectual property attorney Christopher Banys to lead the new office. This marks the firm’s second expansion into California, following the opening of a Los Angeles office in late 2007.

The Palo Alto office will focus on the firm’s growing intellectual property practice. Combining excellent litigation skills with in-depth subject-matter knowledge, the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group represents clients in disputes involving patent infringement, trademark and copyright violations, unlawful use of trade secrets and other areas of patent law.

“Infringement on companies’ valuable IP assets is all too common in today’s complex global marketplace, and we are increasingly called on to protect our clients’ patents, trademarks and other intellectual property,” says Mr. Lanier. “Palo Alto is in the heart of Silicon Valley, and this office gives us a presence in one of the world’s premier technology hubs, and continues our strategic growth to better serve clients on the West Coast and around the country.”

Mr. Banys comes to the firm from Palo Alto-based Howrey LLP. His practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, including patent, copyright and trade secret actions. Mr. Banys earned his J.D. from Boston University, and spent his final semester of law school at Oxford University in England, studying comparative intellectual property law. He earned his undergraduate degree, with high honors, from the University of California-Berkeley.

Mr. Lanier is widely recognized as one of the top attorneys in the country, earning such honors as being named one of the nation’s Top 10 Trial Attorneys and 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America by The National Law Journal. He also is regularly listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” the recognized leader in lawyer rankings.

The firm’s new office is located at 530 Lytton Avenue, 2nd Floor, Palo Alto, CA 94301. The phone number is 650-322-9100.

With offices in Los Angeles, Palo Alto, Houston and New York, The Lanier Law Firm is committed to addressing client concerns with effective and innovative solutions in courtrooms across the country. The firm is composed of outstanding trial attorneys with decades of experience handling cases involving pharmaceutical liability, asbestos exposure, intellectual property, business litigation, product liability, toxic exposure and maritime law.