The Atlanta market for intellectual property lawyers remains busy.

Merchant & Gould has raided two partners and a patent agent from Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice. Jeffery B. Arnold and David E. Wigley, who both focus on biotech, chemical and pharmaceutical patents, join Merchant & Gould as partners, and Todd J. Obijeski, who is in law school at Georgia State, joins as a patent agent.