SOURCE: McKeon Meunier

McKeon Meunier

May 03, 2011 10:27 ET

McKeon Meunier Adds Two New Principals to Meet Demand

Askew and Aaronson Add Services and Strengthen IP Firm's Depth of Expertise

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - May 3, 2011) - IP attorneys Lawrence "Larry" Aaronson and Anthony "Tony" B. Askew have joined McKeon, Meunier, Carlin & Curfman as principals, bringing added depth to the firm's intellectual property capabilities and helping to meet the needs of a growing roster of clients. Mr. Aaronson and Mr. Askew broaden the firm's ability to address all aspects of intellectual property, including litigation services. The intellectual property law firm offers the experience and technical expertise of a large firm with the flexibility and value of a smaller specialty practice.

"We are delighted to welcome IP attorneys of Larry's and Tony's standing to the firm," said Drew Meunier, firm founder and principal. "Their collective litigation and prosecution experience are augmented by a proven devotion to ensuring that clients are fairly represented in legal proceedings and receive the maximum benefit from their intellectual property."

Mr. Askew joins McKeon Meunier from King & Spalding, where he was a partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group. An accomplished patent trial lawyer, Mr. Askew has more than 40 years of experience litigating patent, trademark and copyright cases across the U.S., including appearances before the United States Supreme Court and the United States International Trade Commission.

Mr. Askew is widely regarded as the "dean" of the patent bar in Atlanta. He has handled cases covering a broad array of technical subject matters, including biology, chemistry, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering, and has extensive experience litigating pharmaceutical cases as well. He has been ranked by Chambers USA in the 1st Tier for Patent Litigation in Georgia for more than five years. He has been listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America for the past 10 years and is repeatedly named as a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine; and as one among the Top 100 lawyers in the state of Georgia for 2006-2008, 2010-2011 by Atlanta Magazine.

Since 1983, Mr. Askew has served as the Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Georgia for intellectual property matters. He serves on the Board of Governors of the State Bar and is a member of the State Bar Disciplinary Board. He is a member of the University of Georgia Law School's Advisory Board for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and was the co-editor of the Wiley Intellectual Property Law Update for more than 5 years. He is currently a member of the adjunct faculty at Emory Law School and teaches a course in Intellectual Property Law.

In 1968, Mr. Askew co-founded the IP boutique that became Jones & Askew, which he grew to over 50 lawyers before it was acquired by Kilpatrick Stockton in 2000. Before founding Jones & Askew, he was a patent attorney for Eastman Kodak Company. He earned a Juris Doctor from Emory University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Vanderbilt University.

Larry Aaronson's practice is focused on the fields of electrical engineering and computer science. He has substantial experience in patent procurement, portfolio management, and client counseling. He has been lead counsel in Interference proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Board of Appeals and Interferences, and represented Toyoda Automatic Loom Works in Linear Technology Corporation v. Impala Linear Corporation, et al., Case No. C-98-1727 VRW (N.D. Cal.) and ABB, Inc. in ABB Automation, Inc. v. Schlumberger Resource Management Services, Inc., Civil Action No. 01-077 SLR (D. Del).

Mr. Aaronson has served as an in-house counsel for Motorola Inc.'s Broadband Communications Sector. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he gained technical experience serving as a systems engineer at General Electric Government Services, where he analyzed and drafted requirements of space-based communications systems. He received his Juris Doctor from Temple University, School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.

About McKeon Meunier
McKeon, Meunier, Carlin and Curfman, LLC is an intellectual property law firm that protects the technology innovations of corporate, institution and university clients. McKeon Meunier combines big-firm experience and technical expertise with the flexibility and value of a smaller specialty practice to deliver services that include patent prosecution, strategic IP counseling, portfolio management, IP transactions/due diligence, technology transfer, opinions, trademarks, copyright and litigation services. www.m2iplaw.com

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