Pillsbury Winthrop wins IP haul from Mintz Levin

US firm Pillsbury Winthrop has scooped the co-chair of IP at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo and his eight-strong team for its Northern Virginia office.

Former Mintz Levin IP co-chair James Gatto and partner Rick Toering lead a team of three associates, two patent law clerks and a patent specialist.

The group has a broad-based IP and technology practice including patent, trade mark and trade secret litigation. Gatto has specific experience of open source software, internet businesses and bioinformatics. Toering is a specialist in all matters relating to patents.