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
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 (www.hullmcguire.com)
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.