W. Mark Lanier, the Texas plaintiffs lawyer known for asbestos and Vioxx cases, is ambling into Silicon Valley with a new practice: intellectual property. The Lanier Law Firm announced Monday that it had hired Christopher Banys, an IP litigation associate from Howrey, to open a new office in Palo Alto, Lanier said. As the value of IP cases has increased, plaintiffs firms like Lanier's have jumped into the practice area. Coughlin Stoia, known for its securities lawsuits, started a practice earlier this year.
Texas' Lanier Law Firm Opens IP Office in Silicon Valley
April 1, 2008