Haynes and Boone, LLP proudly announces the addition of the partners and associates of Mavrakakis Law Group LLP (MLG), an intellectual property boutique with offices in Palo Alto, California and Chicago, Illinois, resulting in the expansion of the firm’s Palo Alto office and the establishment of a Chicago office.

Haynes and Boone's Chicago office is now home to Partners Howard Levin and Jim Shimota. Read their brief descriptions below.

Howard Levin focuses his practice on all aspects of patent litigation and arbitration, strategic patent portfolio management, patent acquisitions and counseling. He has represented foreign and domestic clients in patent matters before the International Trade Commission, the International Centre for Dispute Resolution and federal district courts across the United States.

Jim Shimota is the Administrative Partner of Haynes and Boone’s Chicago office. He concentrates his practice on all aspects of post-issuance patent practice. He has extensive experience before judges and juries in federal courts across the country as well as the International Trade Commission and arbitration panels.

Counsel Aaron C. Taggart also practices out of the Chicago office.

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