Fox Rothschild Enters the Mile-High City

September 6, 2012 – Press Releases

Expanding its footprint to the Mountain West, Fox Rothschild LLP has opened an office in Denver, bolstering its national litigation and intellectual property capabilities.

Fox Rothschild’s Denver location – in Suite 975 of Tabor Center at 1200 17th Street – ups the firm’s office count to 17 nationwide. Neal S. Cohen, who joins as a partner, will enhance Fox Rothschild’s nationally ranked intellectual property and litigation practice offerings to clients.

The addition of Cohen, formerly with Bryan Cave LLP, will broaden Fox Rothschild’s patent prosecution and patent litigation capabilities in particular. The trio also brings extensive experience in intellectual property, litigation and regulatory guidance to the firm.

Fox Rothschild is currently home to a nationwide team of more than 200 trial attorneys and a strong bench of IP services that includes more than 80 team members, many who possess Ph.D.s and other advanced degrees in various scientific and technical disciplines.

In the past few months, Fox has welcomed a number of prestigious intellectual property attorneys, including Jeff E. Schwartz and Sunwoo Lee, Ph.D., to its Washington, DC, office, Lena N. Bacani to its Los Angeles office and James M. Singer, publisher of the nationally renowned “IP Spotlight” blog, to its Pittsburgh office.

"We have long been interested in creating a Fox presence in Denver, which is a hub of innovation, and we are especially pleased to be opening this office with the team of Neal, Scott and Mark,” said Mark L. Silow, firmwide managing partner of Fox Rothschild.

“Denver is experiencing dynamic growth in many business sectors, and that, combined with the recent announcement by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that it would open a regional facility in the city, create tremendous opportunities for us and for our clients,” Silow continued. “We are thrilled that Neal, Scott and Mark will lead our newest office and help our clients move forward with their business and personal legal needs related to intellectual property, litigation and patent law in the Denver area.”

Cohen is an experienced trial attorney who handles litigation in the technology, probate, securities and financial services areas. He served as a member of the team that prepared the brief and oral argument in the Federal Circuit’s en banc rehearing of Phillips v. AWH, one of the most significant patent claim construction cases in nearly a decade. He also led AWH’s trial team subsequent to the Federal Circuit’s decision in the case, where the court entered a judgment as a matter of law in favor of AWH.

He has successfully resolved patent infringement matters involving fiber channel switches used in storage area networks, trade secret misappropriation claims involving the commercial production of a cancer-fighting agent, business disputes involving the distributor of cardiac rhythm management devices such as pacemakers and internal defibrillators and various family disputes involving businesses.

Cohen earned his J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1984 and his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin in 1972. A champion fencer, he was a member of two national champion foil teams. He won the bronze medal in the national individual foil championships and was a member of the U.S. Fencing Team at the World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, in 1975.