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Smith Moore Leatherwood Grows Intellectual Property Practice

Smith Moore Leatherwood Grows Intellectual Property Practice

August 14, 2009

Dave Krasnow joins IP team in firm's Raleigh office

RALEIGH, NC —Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP has added to its intellectual property practice with the addition of Dave Krasnow to its Raleigh office. Krasnow, who brings more than 20 years of experience in handling patent matters, joins the firm from Kilpatrick Stockton.

"Dave's practice is well-rooted in the Research Triangle Park and includes an international complement of clients that are a great fit with our efforts to grow intellectual property work across our offices and states," says Steve Earp, Smith Moore Leatherwood's managing partner.

Krasnow focuses his practice on the field of chemical patents, where he handles complex patent issues for clients in the areas of polymer chemistry, inorganic chemistry, optics, ocular science, pharmaceuticals, industrial gases, raw and specialty chemicals, coatings, refractory materials, material deposition and medical devices. In addition, he counsels clients on all patent matters, including issues related to invalidity and infringement.

"Smith Moore Leatherwood offers an outstanding and unique platform to me and my clients who seek innovative solutions during these challenging economic times," says Krasnow. "To best serve our clients, today's law firm must not only be substantively excellent, but must be exceedingly nimble and creative, especially in the intellectual property field."

A former in-house counsel for Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Krasnow is a former director of the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce and past president and founder of the Triangle Intellectual Property Law Association. He is a graduate of Southampton College (NY) and the George Mason University School of Law.

Donnie Turlington
For Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP
336.275.7000, ext. 23 


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