Arnold & Porter Expands IP Group with Patent and Trademark Expertise

December 13, 2005

Washington, D.C., December 13, 2005 -- Two counsel have joined Arnold & Porter’s intellectual property practice group in the Washington, D.C., office, expanding the firm’s capabilities in patent and trademark law. Anna W. Manville, a trademark attorney, brings experience from the private sector and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Suet Chong brings patent expertise, with extensive background in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors.

Ms. Manville came to Arnold & Porter from an intellectual property law firm in Minneapolis, where her practice encompassed all aspects of U.S. and international trademark law. She has counseled clients on trademark portfolio planning and brand management, enforcement strategies, licensing, prosecution, transactional matters, due diligence, internet-related rights, and proceedings before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. She also has assisted leading companies in leveraging their trademark portfolios to achieve strategic business goals. Early in her career, Ms. Manville was an Examining Attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where she handled applications in the computer and electronic fields. She has a B.A. from Carleton College and a J.D. from Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

Ms. Chong has joined the firm's growing patent prosecution and counseling practice in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. She came to Arnold & Porter from the Washington, D.C., office of a private law firm, where her practice focused on patent portfolio management, procurement, due diligence, licensing, and counseling in the pharmaceutical area. Ms. Chong has substantial expertise in the pharmaceutical industry, with particular focus on biotechnology companies; she also has 14 years of experience in IP prosecution and counseling in the chemical area. Ms. Chong has a B.S. in chemistry and economics from the University of Maryland and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School.

Ms. Manville and Ms. Chong join some 85 attorneys in Arnold & Porter’s intellectual property and technology group, practicing in both the U.S. and UK. Arnold & Porter LLP, an international law firm of more than 600 attorneys, has offices in Washington, D.C., Northern Virginia, New York, Los Angeles, Denver, London, and Brussels. The firm, founded in 1946, maintains more than 25 practice areas spanning a broad spectrum of the law, with a primary focus on litigation, transactional matters, and regulatory issues.




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