Burr & Forman Boosts Intellectual Property Practice in Tampa

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Tampa, Fla. - Burr & Forman LLP is pleased to announce that Harvey S. Kauget has joined as a partner in the firm's Tampa office. Kauget boosts Burr & Forman's Intellectual Property practice, bringing more than 15 years of experience in representing clients in patent and trade secret litigation, IP risk management and portfolio licensing.

"Protecting IP has become a crucial business strategy for our clients and with the addition of Harvey in our Tampa office, our firm is well situated to assist in providing clients with senior-level IP counsel," said Bill Schifino, managing partner of Burr & Forman's Tampa office. "Harvey's deep knowledge and experience in this complex area of law brings tremendous value to our clients in Florida and across the Southeast. We look forward to continued growth in our IP practice."

Kauget's experience includes assisting clients with litigation and patent prosecution for a number of manufacturing, technology and household items, including semiconductor processing equipment, software and business methods, LEDs, computer/telephony integration, computer networking, satellite communication, gaming devices, painting systems, ceiling fans and medical sampling devices.

Prior to entering private practice, Kauget had significant experience as an engineer in the semiconductor industry and as a chemistry and physics educator. Before coming to Burr & Forman, he was with the law firm of Phelps Dunbar LLP.

"As a law firm that is truly focused on client service, Burr & Forman is aware of the value of protecting its clients' intangible assets," said Kauget. "The firm's attorneys offer outstanding and creative legal solutions to their clients' complex IP problems and I look forward to sharing my knowledge on the industry with the firm's attorneys across Florida to provide clients with a complete range of IP services."

Kauget is a registered patent attorney and a member of the Florida and New York State Bar associations.

He has been listed in Florida Trend's Legal Elite, Florida Super Lawyers and the Best Lawyers in America for his work in intellectual property law. Harvey earned his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Stony Brook University, his master's degree in materials engineering (specializing in electronic materials) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and his law degree from the Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center.


About Burr & Forman LLP

For over a century, Burr & Forman LLP's experienced legal team has served clients with local, national, and international interests in numerous industry and practice areas, ranging from commercial litigation and class actions to corporate transactions, including bankruptcy and restructurings. A Southeast regional firm with nearly 300 attorneys and nine offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee, Burr & Forman attorneys draw from a diverse range of resources to help clients achieve their goals and address their complex legal needs. For more information, visit the firm's website at www.burr.com.


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