Firm wide, they form part of the 25 new partners and 60 new appointments to the role of counsel in offices across our global network and in each of the practice groups.
Speaking on the promotions, Hogan Lovells' CEO Miguel Zaldivar commented:
"The promotions of this talented group are the result of the hard work and dedication of each individual, and their commitment to collaboration and to putting clients at the center of everything we do. The promotions reflect the breadth and depth of our diverse practices around the world, particularly our strength in a number of key sectors and in advising at the intersection of government and business. Delivering on our commitments to diversity and inclusion is a strategic priority of the firm, so I am particularly pleased that 16 percent of our new partners are racial and ethnic minorities. I congratulate all those who were promoted and wish them every success as they continue their career with us."
IPMT practice group leader Burkhart Goebel added his congratulations to our nine new IPMT partners and counsel promotions, commenting that they "reflect the breadth and strength of our team, from litigation and enforcement, to prosecution and IP & technology transactions".
Meet our new IPMT partners
Inmaculada Lorenzo (Madrid): Inmaculada focuses on the enforcement and litigation of IP rights, particularly in the fields of patents, trademarks, unfair competition, copyrights and trade secrets. She regularly acts for leading technology, telecoms and life sciences businesses before the Spanish Commercial Courts and the EU Trademark Courts.
Vironika Pilyugina (Moscow): Vironika advises Russian and international clients on IP prosecution, litigation and dispute resolution matters. She represents clients in enforcement proceedings before the Russian PTO and Chambers for Patent and Trademark Disputes, as well as before the Russian courts and antimonopoly authorities.
Andreas Schmid (Munich): Andreas is a patent litigator and fully qualified German and European patent attorney focusing on patent infringement and patent invalidity proceedings. He has a Ph.D. in Physics and extensive experience in the fields of telecoms, electronics, semiconductors and software. A particular focus of his practice is defending industry clients in litigation against NPEs.
Meet our new IPMT counsel
Felix Banholzer (Düsseldorf): Felix focuses on all aspects of patent law and other technical IP rights. He has particular experience in national and multinational patent litigation in the fields of telecoms and mechanics. Felix also conducts nullity actions at the German Federal Patent Court and Federal Supreme Court and advises on the valuation of patent portfolios.
Federico Fusco (Milan): Federico handles cutting-edge IP litigation for his clients ranging from trademark and design infringements, unfair competition and false advertising, to patent and trade secrets disputes. He also advises clients on license agreements, transfers of technology and copyright contracts.
Scott Hughes (Washington, D.C.): Scott provides practical guidance on a wide variety of IP matters with a focus on patent litigation and prosecution. He leverages his technical background and experience as a Patent Examiner at the USPTO to craft unique solutions for his clients to help them manage their IP portfolios and resolve their disputes.*
Aki Koshizuka (Tokyo): Aki has experience in multijurisdictional trademark clearance searches and portfolio management of over 130 countries. She also advises on complex IP conflicts such as oppositions, cancellation/invalidation actions, appeals and negotiations, and anti-counterfeiting strategies. Aki is qualified in the UK and has extensive experience in all matters relating to the prosecution and enforcement of European trademarks.
Maria Luce Piattelli (Milan): Maria Luce focuses her practice on strategic brand counselling, anti-counterfeiting actions and IP transactions. She manages trademark and design portfolios for major brand owners, customs seizure matters, and IP/IT transactions.
Cameron Robinson (Washington, D.C.): Cameron represents clients on complex commercial and IP transactions on a global scale, including assisting clients in the licensing and acquisition of technology and IP. His practice involves an array of issues from addressing the IP aspects of corporate transactions, to large strategic partnerships, concentrated commercial matters, and navigating supply chain issues.
Click here for our press release on all 2021 promotions firm wide.
*Admitted only in Maryland. Practicing under the supervision of the principals of the firm.