FisherBroyles, LLP, the first and world’s largest distributed law firm partnership, is pleased to announce the additions of Greg Fettig, Kevin Jablonski and Michael W. Russell as partners and registered patent attorneys in the firm’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice Group. The attorneys are based in the Denver, Seattle and Washington, D.C., offices, respectively.
The latest additions continue the firm’s considerable growth of its IP practice, which since April has included four new partners in Washington and one each in Atlanta; Denver; Los Angeles; Palo Alto, Calif.; Salt Lake City; and Seattle.
“Steady growth this year has significantly increased the depth and scope of our IP services for clients as well as our overall bench strength,” said T.J. DoVale, managing partner of the FisherBroyles Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Greg, Kevin and Michael bring diverse law firm and in-house experiences, as well as valuable technical backgrounds, to what has quickly become one of the top IP law groups in the nation.”
Mr. Fettig said, “This is an exciting time to be joining FisherBroyles and I look forward to working with our team of dedicated partners serving the firm’s expanding roster of IP clients.”
Mr. Jablonski added, “I believe my practice is perfectly suited to the unique model FisherBroyles offers for delivering optimal client service across diverse practice areas.”
Mr. Russell said, “I am thrilled to join the FisherBroyles bench of former ‘Big Law’ attorneys and help continue to grow the firm’s stellar reputation as a leader in intellectual property, including patent law.”
Mr. Fettig has more than 17 years of legal experience working as both an in-house patent agent and outside patent counsel in patent preparation and prosecution. His experience involves a wide range of technologies, including computer systems, computer software applications, directed energy weapon systems, optical systems, lidar systems, signal processing, communication networks, data storage systems and devices, semiconductor devices and fabrication processes, integrated circuit devices and fabrication processes, production printing systems and print controllers, cable television systems and networks, aerospace, and mechanical devices. Mr. Fettig also has experience in other IP areas, including Inter Partes reviews, non-infringement opinions, patentability searches, freedom-to-operate opinions, trademarks, and IP due diligence.
Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Mr. Fettig worked at law firms in Boulder, Colo. Most recently, he was a named partner at Duft Bornsen & Fettig LLP. Before his law career, he worked as an electrical engineer for Motorola and General Dynamics in the defense sector. He also is a U.S. Air Force veteran and has provided pro bono legal work to veterans.
Mr. Fettig received his J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He also holds a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Mr. Jablonski focuses on patent portfolio development and patent prosecution. His practice also includes IP licensing, copyrights and trademarks. He has experience in technology areas such as semiconductor design, analog and digital circuits, LTE Wireless, computer networking, digital communication systems, computer-related business methods, interactive software solutions, aircraft manufacturing systems, IoT systems, and computer architecture solutions. In addition, Mr. Jablonski has a technical focus in the audio arts and sciences, as well as audio-related technologies.
Mr. Jablonski most recently was a shareholder at Lane Powell PC in Seattle. In addition, he is involved in numerous professional groups and formerly served as president of the Washington State Patent Law Association and as a board member of the Audio Engineering Society Pacific Northwest Chapter.
Mr. Jablonski received his J.D. from the Seattle University School of Law and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University.
Mr. Russell has more than a decade of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, patentability and risk assessment evaluations, portfolio management, and client counseling. He has prepared and prosecuted numerous applications across a wide range of technical disciplines, including semiconductor device processing, catalysis, filtration, optics, sensors, and paper products.
Previously, Mr. Russell was a patent examiner with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. He also formerly practiced at the law firms Scully, Scott, Murphy & Presser; Crowell & Moring LLP; Buchanan Ingersoll; and Pennie & Edmonds. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Russell was a process development engineer at ATMI, Inc. in Danbury, Conn. He was awarded a J. William Fulbright Fellowship at the National University of Rosario in Rosario, Argentina, and a National Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, D.C. In addition, Mr. Russell is listed as a co-inventor on 11 U.S. patents.
Mr. Russell received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a doctorate and a Master of Science, both in materials engineering from Cornell University, and a Bachelor of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
About FisherBroyles, LLP
Founded in 2002, FisherBroyles, LLP is the first and world’s largest distributed law firm partnership. The Next Generation Law Firm® has grown to over 220 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. The FisherBroyles’ efficient and cost-effective Law Firm 2.0® model leverages talent and technology instead of unnecessary overhead that does not add value to our clients, all without sacrificing BigLaw quality. Visit our website at www.fisherbroyles.legal to learn more about our firm’s unique approach and how we can best meet your legal needs.