WASHINGTON, D.C.—Merchant & Gould P.C., a national intellectual property (IP) law firm that helps innovators around the globe, is pleased to announce that Joshua Hartman joined as a partner on Sept. 1, adding his International Trade Commission (ITC) litigation experience to the firm’s IP platform and expanding its capabilities in IP litigation.
Hartman brings 13 years of experience as a litigator, specializing in intellectual property and unfair competition disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission and U.S. district courts. He has represented companies from growth-stage to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 across a broad range of innovative industries, including life sciences, fintech, cleantech and cybersecurity.
Hartman has had significant successes in litigation before the ITC. These successes include helping to achieve a $1.8 billion settlement in a major trade secrets investigation in the electric vehicle batteries industry; obtaining consent orders and highly favorable settlements to protect a life sciences company’s in vitro diagnostics technologies; and helping secure remedial orders from the ITC. Hartman’s cases typically blend a deep understanding of ITC issues with traditional IP issues, such as patent and copyright and trade secret misappropriation.
“Josh is an excellent addition to Merchant & Gould, as we expand support and capabilities for partnering with our clients. He brings relevant ITC experience to our mix of IP solutions, adding greater depth to brand protection and active enforcement. We are excited to have him join us,” said Christopher J. Leonard, CEO and Managing Director, Merchant & Gould.
“More than ever, ITC litigation involves not just patent-based causes of action, but a broader range of IP and business issues. With Josh’s hire and niche, we are increasing our existing IP capabilities and helping establish Merchant & Gould in the ITC litigation space,” added Leonard.
About Merchant & Gould
Recognized on the Forbes list of “America’s Top Trusted Corporate Law Firms,” Merchant & Gould P.C. is a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with approximately 90 attorneys in offices in the Washington, D.C. area; Minneapolis; New York; Denver; Atlanta; Knoxville, Tenn; and Los Angeles. Founded in Minneapolis in 1900, the firm has grown to become one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, representing the worldwide intellectual property interests of clients in diverse industries and technologies.
Merchant & Gould helps sole inventors, emerging and established companies, universities, venture capitalists, and Fortune 500 and 100 companies stay ahead of the curve to gain leverage in new and existing markets. The firm handles every phase of IP prosecution and enforcement, including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, as well as licensing, due diligence, opinions and counseling, in all areas of technology. As the pace of global innovation surges, intellectual property has become an increasingly integral and valuable part of business.