Leydig, Voit & Mayer, LTD. Intellectual Property Law

Leydig, Voit & Mayer opens San Francisco Bay Area office to serve technology industry more effectively

January 17, 2012

Chicago-based intellectual property law firm Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd., is pleased to announce the opening of its newest office in Walnut Creek, Calif., on Feb. 1.

“We have experienced significant client growth in the San Francisco Bay Area, which is clearly a hotbed of innovation unlike any other in the world,” Leydig President H. Michael Hartmann says. “We have substantial expertise in the technical areas most relevant to clients in the region, including electronics, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals and in the full breadth of related intellectual property services, including Trademark, Internet, and Copyright law. Putting boots on the ground will enhance our ability to respond to the Bay Area’s intellectual property needs effectively.”

Attorney Gerald T. Gray will oversee the Walnut Creek office, and brings with him vast legal experience and enthusiasm for the firm’s West Coast expansion. Leydig looks forward to further expanding the Walnut Creek office in the upcoming months.

“I am honored to be joining Leydig, Voit and Mayer, a firm with such a great pedigree, and I am extremely excited about the opportunity to help Leydig expand into the San Francisco Bay Area,” Gray says.

Formerly of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Gray has extensive knowledge in diverse technical areas, including physics, optics, electronics and computers. He holds a law degree from George Washington University, a master’s degree in physics from the University of California at San Diego and a bachelor’s degree in physics from Columbia University.

“Jerry is a seasoned and talented attorney with an outstanding track record,” Leydig Vice President Robert F. Green says. “We think that he and our firm are a great fit culturally.”

Leydig’s latest expansion follows the launch of its first international office in Frankfurt, Germany, in 2010. The firm plans to continue to enhance its global presence and diverse capabilities to provide its clients with world-class, cost-effective intellectual property services.


About Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Leydig, Voit & Mayer has a singular focus: the practice of intellectual property law. The firm provides intellectual property litigation, prosecution, counseling and licensing services to a wide range of clients worldwide, from individual inventors to multinational corporations. Leydig offers deep litigation and technical expertise in areas critical to business today, including pharmaceuticals, industrial processing chemicals, electronics, software, computers, manufacturing, biotechnology and business methods. Founded in 1893, the firm has over 90 attorneys and technical advisors, along with 100 staff professionals working in offices in Chicago; Washington, D.C.; Seattle; Frankfurt, Germany; and Walnut Creek, Calif. For more information, visit www.leydig.com.  

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