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March 19, 2018

Stites & Harbison bolsters its international intellectual property capabilities

by Stites & Harbison, PLLC

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—Stites & Harbison, PLLC welcomes attorney Jeffery P. Langer to the firm as a Member (Partner) in the Intellectual Property & Technology Service Group. He will serve clients from the Alexandria, Va., office.

“We are very happy to welcome Jeff to the firm,” stated Bill Schulman, Office Executive Member of the Alexandria office. “His international intellectual property capabilities and prior experience in-house with Philip Morris will greatly benefit our clients and their evolving needs.”

Dr. Langer’s practice focuses on intellectual property procurement, transactions, and enforcement for clients with multi-country intellectual property needs. He is experienced in patent and industrial design portfolio management; due diligence and IP risk mitigation; multi-country litigation assessment; post-grant challenges and contentious matters in the U.S., Europe, and Asia; and, multi-jurisdictional in- and out-licensing of intellectual property assets. His industry focus includes electrical, computer, mechanical, green-tech and medical device technologies. He frequently lectures and advises clients on issues related to litigation and contentious matters, business practices, intellectual property protection, sourcing, and supply chain integrity in the People’s Republic of China. Dr. Langer’s background includes a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a J.D., cum laude, from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law and proficiency in Mandarin Chinese.

Before Stites & Harbison, Dr. Langer was Managing Partner for an IP boutique firm in their Alexandria and China offices. He spent nearly four years in Switzerland with Philip Morris International as in-house Senior Counsel for Next Generation Products. He began his career at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, a global intellectual property law firm headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Outside of the firm, Dr. Langer is active in the community. He is Vice-Chairman of the International Intellectual Property Commercialization Council’s US branch and a member of the Board of Governors. He is also a member of the Giles S. Rich Inn of Court, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Additionally, he is Co-Captain of the Rensselaer Alumni Network for the Washington, D.C. area.

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Intellectual Property Litigation Intellectual Property & Technology Licensing Patent Prosecution & Protection Trademarks