Virginia IP Lawyer Robert Bodine Joins Hull McGuire As Of Counsel

PITTSBURGH-SAN DIEGO-WASHINGTON, DC - February 25, 2009 - Robert E. Bodine, a respected intellectual property and corporate lawyer based in northern Virginia, will join Hull McGuire PC as of counsel, effective March 1, 2009.

Mr. Bodine will assist Hull McGuire shareholder Dan Hull in IP-related matters in federal courts (including appellate work), regulatory disputes and legislative matters in Washington, D.C. He will also focus on the transactional side of IP: software license agreements, copyright protection for artistic works, and trademark and service mark protection for goods and services.

Mr. Bodine holds a B.S. in Physics from the University of Maryland (College Park) and a J.D. from Chicago-Kent Law School, where he was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Intellectual Property, and from which he holds a Certificate in Intellectual Property.

He began his legal career with Vedder, Price, Kaufman, & Kammholz in Chicago, where he focused on patent and trademark prosecution. Before law school, Mr. Bodine worked for eight years as a computer consultant both in the government and private sectors, specializing in database application development and requirements analysis.

IP, Transactional, Litigation

"This is a natural and exciting fit," said San Diego-based litigator Dan Hull. "Rob is a multi-talented IP lawyer, electronics technology veteran and corporate lawyer with a very strong background in computers. And yet he has significant appellate advocacy and litigation experience, and solid transactional skills."

"Rob will be an indispensable advisor to our publicly-traded corporate clients, particularly those in high-tech industries with trade and service marks in play globally," Hull continued. "He has a unique gift for putting very complex ideas into simple and apt language."

"In particular," Hull added, "we think Rob will both supplement and fit well with trusted counsel we currently rely on in Europe, South America and Asia in our international alliances, including the International Business Law Consortium."

Bodine & Associates PLLC

Mr. Bodine will continue to operate his Arlington, Virginia-based firm, Bodine & Associates PLLC, where he emphasizes IP, corporate, and commercial real estate work.

Hull McGuire PC

Established in 1992, Hull McGuire ( solves problems in the areas of U.S. and international corporate tax, corporate transactions (including securities), complex federal litigation, U.S. and international ADR, IP, employment practices, environment, energy and natural resources, international law, SOX, SEC, and EPA criminal and civil compliance and defense, and federal legislative affairs.

Since 1998, the firm has been active in building and leading the International Business Law Consortium, a working alliance of 70 law and accounting firms in strategic cities worldwide.

The firm is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has offices in Washington, D.C. and San Diego, California.



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