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Fitch Even Welcomes New Attorneys to D.C. Office

May 14, 2015

Fitch, Even, Tabin & Flannery LLP is pleased to announce that Alan E. Schiavelli, Donald E. Stout, and James A. Zak have joined the firm in our Washington, D.C. office. All three come to us from an IP law boutique based in Arlington, Virginia. 

Alan E. Schiavelli has over 25 years of experience in strategically preparing and prosecuting patent applications for clients in the U.S., Japan, and Europe, as well as providing validity and infringement opinions, trademark availability studies and prosecution, and IP infringement litigation support. Al’s clients range from small businesses to large global corporations involved in industries that include chemicals and chemical engineering, oil and gas research, and the mechanical arts, among others.

Donald E. Stout’s intellectual property law practice spans over 40 years and encompasses experience in nearly all facets of patent law, including patent prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, and litigation. He often offers counsel to clients on strategies for monetizing patents. Don has primarily worked with large multinational corporations that deal with telecommunications, electrical power generation, semi-conductor technologies, computer software and hardware, and mechanical engineering.

James A. Zak chiefly focuses his practice on the intersection of intellectual property and FDA law. He often works with startups in FDA-regulated industries, particularly medical devices, to develop and align their IP and FDA market approval strategies while simultaneously developing robust patent portfolios. James has also represented clients in the chemical, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical engineering, and computer software and hardware industries. His prior experience includes over six years serving as in-house counsel at a medical device company in Minnesota.

Their combined decades of experience, notable legal acumen, and exceptional dedication to client service make them a valued addition to the Fitch Even team. 


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