July 21, 1998

Alston & Bird Names Edward M. Prince Senior Counsel in Intellectual Property - Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Practice Group

Former Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro Partner to Head Intellectual Property Group in Washington D.C.

In a move that will further expand one of the preeminent intellectual property law practices in the country, the international law firm Alston & Bird LLP has named Edward M. Prince senior counsel in charge of the Firm’s newly established IP practice in Washington, D.C. Mr. Prince, who has a wide range of international experience, was a partner at Cushman, Darby & Cushman at the time of their merger with Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, and brings more than 35 years of expertise to Alston & Bird’s intellectual property law practice group.

Alston & Bird’s IP practice, with 90 intellectual property and technology attorneys, is one of the top five nationwide and is the largest in the Southeast. With 44 members of the patent bar, the Firm has more patent capacity than any general practice firm in the eastern U.S. and ranks in the top echelon among all general practice firms in the nation.

In announcing this development, Alston & Bird IP partner and member of the Firm’s Partners’ Committee, John L. Sullivan, Jr., commented, " We believe that Ted’s years of experience, especially in the areas of trademarks and unfair competition, and emerging international tech issues, will increase the depth of Alston & Bird’s IP law practice and broaden the Firm’s international client base as well." Sullivan added, "The focus of the Firm’s practice in these areas will be toward the international market, appellate practice, regulatory agency work, and complementary patent, trademark and copyright counseling, solicitation and litigation. As the leader of our IP practice in Washington, Ted will further establish a prominent IP practice that will complement our already extensive intellectual property practice in Atlanta, Charlotte and Raleigh."

Ted Prince has concentrated his practice in the field of trademark law and unfair competition. His extensive experience includes litigating cases before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in the federal courts; as well as negotiating settlements of disputed matters; securing and maintaining trademark protection in the U.S. and foreign countries; counseling clients on how to protect their intellectual property and advising them with respect to availability for use and registration of trademarks; and negotiating licenses and assignments. Mr. Prince is a frequent lecturer and author of various articles in the trademark field, and is a member of the International Trademark Association’s ADR Mediation Panel.

Mr. Prince earned his B.S. in Engineering from Yale University, and his J.D. from The University of Virginia. He is admitted to the Virginia and District of Columbia Bars, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. Prince is also a member of the Bar Association of the District of Columbia, the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the International Trademark Association and the Canadian Patent and Trademark Institute.

Alston & Bird, with over 400 attorneys serving both domestic and international clients, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in the Southeast. Based in Atlanta, Georgia with offices in Washington, D.C., and Charlotte and the Research Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Firm provides a full range of services to clients doing business throughout the U.S. and overseas. Alston & Bird’s practice areas include: capital markets and investments; finance and public finance; financial institutions; international; intellectual property; technology; trial and appellate; health care; real estate; environmental; antitrust and investigations; bankruptcy, reorganizations and workouts; tax and fiduciary; and labor and employment.
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