Haynes and Boone Adds Former Agilent In-House Counsel to Intellectual Property Group

09/29/2009

Haynes and Boone, LLP has added former Agilent in-house counsel Lisa Garono to its rapidly expanding intellectual property practice as of counsel in the firm’s San Jose office.

A trademark attorney with Agilent for seven years, Ms. Garono brings a wealth of experience in worldwide trademark clearance, portfolio protection, anti-counterfeiting issues, electronic asset protection and enforcement, and evolving IP internet issues including phishing, pharming, dilution and related cyber fraud matters.

“Lisa’s in-house experience gives her a comprehensive perspective on issues important to the kinds of worldwide technology companies we represent,” said Randall Brown, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Transactions Section. “Coupled with nearly 20 years in corporate and private practice in California, her contacts and market knowledge are invaluable assets. She is a strong addition to an already high-caliber team.”

Ms. Garono is the latest in a string of lateral intellectual property hires at Haynes and Boone. Over the past quarter, the group has made key attorney acquisitions across several markets including former Dell Vice President and Chief IP Legal Counsel Henry N. Garrana in Austin and Mark Tidwell from the Houston office of Jackson Walker. In San Jose, the firm has added former Chief IP Counsel for SiRF Technology Nick Gikkas and Gary Edwards, an IP veteran from Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Haynes and Boone’s IP practice has more than 70 full-time attorneys working across all 12 of its offices. Earlier this year, Haynes and Boone combined with the West Coast IP boutique, MacPherson, Kwok, Chen & Heid, LLP, a leading firm with offices in San Jose and Orange County, Calif.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Washington, D.C., Mexico City and Moscow, providing a full spectrum of legal services. With more than 500 attorneys, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest law firms in the nation by The National Law Journal. The firm has been recognized as one of the "Best Corporate Law Firms in America" (Corporate Board Member Magazine, 2001-2009), as one of "The Best 20 Law Firms to Work For" (Vault.com, 2010), and as a Top 100 law firm for both diversity (MultiCultural Law Magazine, 2009) and women (Women 3.0, 2008).

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