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Sughrue Mion Adds Trial Attorneys to Open San Diego Office

1/6/2006

Washington, D.C. – January 6,2006 – Sughrue Mion, PLLC a leading global intellectual property law firm, said today that it has expanded its California presence with the opening of an office in San Diego and the hiring of John Scherling, a former Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California and a veteran litigator, along with Jane Hahn, one of San Diego’s top trial lawyers and herself  a former federal prosecutor.

"The addition of former federal prosecutors bring a depth of courtroom and trial experience that adds significantly to the strength of our already strong litigation group.  We have enjoyed a string of victories in District Court, the ITC, and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which just recently upheld a major victory on behalf of our client, Daiichi Pharmaceutical Co.," Cindy Weber, Sughrue’s Managing Partner, said.

Mr. Scherling brings fifteen years of courtroom experience at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Diego to Sughrue. He served as a prosecutor in the Criminal Division and in the Civil Division, and has received numerous awards from the United States Department of Justice and Department of State for his work.  Mr. Scherling also has a technical emphasis in chemistry, as well as biochemistry and microbiology, acquired during his undergraduate studies at Iowa State University.  Mr. Scherling received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was Order of the Coif.

Ms. Hahn received her B.A. Cum Laude from Harvard University and her J.D. from the University of Chicago.  With experience in business litigation, intellectual property, unfair competition and white collar criminal cases, Ms. Hahn adds significant expertise to the firm’s litigation team.  She has tried  numerous cases in the Southern District of California.

“The San Diego area is also home to a large number of biotechnology and medical devices companies – all of which have intellectual property to protect. Having a local presence is part of our broader strategic plan to better serve our client base, which has grown rapidly in the Northern and Southern California technology markets,” added Ms. Weber.

About Sughrue Mion, PLLC
Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is one of the largest law firms practicing exclusively in the field of intellectual property law. Based in Washington, D.C. with offices in Silicon Valley, San Diego and Tokyo, Sughrue specializes in litigating intellectual property matters in federal district court and before the International Trade Commission. Sughrue has obtained more patents than any other firm in the country. For more information please visit www.sughrue.com.