February 29, 2012
Palo Alto—SNR Denton announced today that Robert F. Kramer has joined the firm as a partner in its Intellectual Property and Technology practice. Kramer is a former Howrey LLP patent litigation partner and will be resident in SNR Denton’s Silicon Valley and San Francisco offices.
Kramer serves as lead counsel representing technology companies in patent infringement cases in district courts throughout the United States, including Eastern District Texas, Delaware and California, as well as before the International Trade Commission (ITC). He has a long and successful track record representing technology companies in patent cases involving electronics, networking and data transmission systems, light emitting diodes (LEDs), telecommunications, semiconductors and other technologies. Kramer has a strong reputation as a trusted advisor to general counsel and in house IP counsel at leading technology companies in Silicon Valley and throughout California.
"Rob is held in high esteem in the Northern California legal community and throughout the country, and brings with him an extensive network of relationships that will continue to grow the firm’s Intellectual Property team," said Rob Hanson, head of SNR Denton’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice.
Kramer lived in Tokyo, Japan, for several years and was a registered gaikokuho-jimubengoshi and a member of the Daini Tokyo Bar Association while representing Asian companies in patent infringement cases in the US district courts and ITC.
SNR Denton has a strong and well recognized patent and IP litigation practice of more than 120 experienced lawyers, including dozens of technically trained electrical engineers, chemists and lawyers holding advanced degrees in biology and life sciences, in its offices in Northern California and across the US. The firm recently recruited experienced patent litigation partners and is aggressively building its footprint in Northern California and throughout the country.
"SNR Denton is well known for its creative and strategic litigation approaches to protecting clients’ patent and intellectual property rights and, in turn, for its ability to compete and succeed. The firm’s global presence, along with its desire to grow an intellectual property practice which is responsive to today's market, represented a true opportunity for me and my clients," said Kramer.
Other partners who have recently joined SNR Denton’s growing Intellectual Property and Technology practice include Martin Bruehs, Charles Bruton and Scott Cummings.
Dentons is a global firm driven to provide a competitive edge in an increasingly complex and interconnected world. It was formed in March 2013 by the combination of international law firm Salans LLP, Canadian law firm Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC) and international law firm SNR Denton. Dentons is built on the solid foundations of these three highly valued law firms. Each built an outstanding reputation and valued clientele by responding to the local, regional and national needs of a broad spectrum of clients of all sizes—individuals; entrepreneurs; small businesses and startups; local, regional and national governments and government agencies; and mid-sized and larger private and public corporations, including international and global entities.
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