Clark Hill Adds Intellectual Property Attorneys John Kim and Ralph Selitto
Clark Hill announced today that John Kim and Ralph Selitto have joined the firm’s intellectual property team as Members. They join the firm’s Scottsdale, Arizona office while maintaining a presence in the firm’s other local office in Phoenix, as well as the firm’s offices in New Jersey and New York.
Seeking a firm with a national reach, Kim and Selitto said Clark Hill was a great landing spot with its geographic footprint covering their former home turf of New Jersey and New York. Another attractive Clark Hill feature was the firm’s industry-focused practice groups, with Kim and Selitto being aligned with the firm’s automotive and manufacturing group based on their engineering degrees and previous work across multiple industries.
“We think Clark Hill’s industry approach is a creative way to practice law, and we’re excited to experience how that approach will benefit our clients,” Selitto said.
Kim and Selitto have practiced law together for more than 30 years and offer clients a comprehensive IP practice, running the gamut from patent, trademark, and copyright transactional matters to a variety of litigation and quasi-litigation matters under the IP umbrella.
“Throughout our careers, our work has been pretty much evenly divided between IP prosecution and transactional matters, on the one hand, and litigation and quasi-litigation matters, on the other hand,” Kim said. “While a good amount of our time is spent procuring domestic and foreign patent, trademark, and copyright rights for our clients, we also assist our clients in maintaining and enforcing those rights on a worldwide scale through multinational licensing and litigation endeavors.”
“We’re excited to have John and Ralph join our team and bolster our Scottsdale and other offices,” said John Ermanni, Business Director of Clark Hill’s intellectual property practice. “They help clients nationally in a wide variety of matters and will strengthen our services to our clients in the automotive and manufacturing industries.”
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