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Seasoned IP Attorney Joins Procopio

San Diego, CA – The law firm of Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is pleased to announce that Noel C. Gillespie has joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Team as a partner. Mr. Gillespie joins Procopio from the San Diego office of Baker & McKenzie LLP.

Noel Gillespie assists clients with strategic patent portfolios that protect their technology and help them achieve their business objectives. This process includes developing claim strategies that create market barriers and protect or create revenue streams, as well as preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign Patent Applications. Mr. Gillespie has extensive experience in dealing with telecommunications companies, including those involved with wireless, wired, and optical communications technology, medical device companies and software/Internet companies. In addition to his extensive legal experience, Mr. Gillespie has also served as Senior Design Engineer and Product Team leader for Sony Digital Telecommunications of America in San Diego, where he was responsible for the comprehensive baseband design for several CDMA handsets that used the latest Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem (MSM) chipsets. Prior to this, he was a Design Engineer and Product Team Leader at Cubic Defense Systems in San Diego, where he was responsible for the design and testing of several portable electronic systems. Mr. Gillespie received a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from San Diego State University and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of San Diego School of Law.

"As we continually look for strategic growth opportunities that make sense for the firm and our clients, Intellectual Property remains an important focus for us," said Stephen C. Beuerle, the leader of Procopio's Intellectual Property Team. "Noel is one of the preeminent hi-tech patent attorneys in San Diego. He not only contributes extensive knowledge and proven ability as a patent attorney, but he also brings to the table a unique perspective given his extensive past telecommunications experience for several leading technology corporations.”

About Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP

With more than 110 attorneys in San Diego and Carlsbad, Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP is one of the largest full-services business law firms in Southern California. We are a local law firm with a global network that gives us the ability to serve our clients’ interests throughout the world. Procopio is dedicated to understanding the businesses and industries of our clients and collaborating with them to develop tailored strategies. We advise companies at every stage in the corporate life cycle, helping them to plan, finance and operate their businesses. Since 1946, our success has been derived from our commitment to our clients and our ability to maximize the value we provide to them. Our goal is to continue building long-term relationships with our clients through a steady, team-oriented approach.