WILMINGTON, June 16, 2021―Monté T. Squire has joined Duane Morris LLP as a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group in its Wilmington office. Prior to joining Duane Morris, Squire served as an Administrative Patent Judge and member at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, Virginia, from 2015 until 2021.
“With his deep technical background as an engineer and experience with all aspects of complex patent trial proceedings, Monté will be a valuable resource for our clients,” said Duane Morris Chairman and CEO Matthew A. Taylor. “As we continue our strategic growth trajectory, we are focused on attracting ‘marquee talent’ to Duane Morris to strengthen our practice and industry teams.”
“With his unique and dynamic background, Monté is a terrific addition to our robust patent division,” said L. Norwood (Woody) Jameson, chair of Duane Morris’ Intellectual Property Practice Group. “Bringing Monté onto our team will only enhance an already very strong team of patent litigators and lawyers skilled in the intricacies of inter partes reviews before the USPTO. We’re thrilled to be able to offer his experience and knowledge to our clients.”
“A true representation of ‘local talent,’ Monté adds a new capability to our Wilmington team and strengthens our full-service offerings,” said Christopher M. Winter, managing partner of the Duane Morris Wilmington office.
Prior to joining Duane Morris, Squire served for several years as an administrative patent judge at the USPTO. In this capacity, Squire heard and presided over numerous challenges to the validity of patents in inter partes review proceedings and related proceedings.
Prior to his time at the USPTO, Squire was an intellectual property litigation attorney at Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor in Wilmington, where he represented national and international corporations in federal court. He advised technology, life sciences and manufacturing companies in patent litigation, licensing and complex technologies cases.
Squire began his legal career clerking for Judge Gregory M. Sleet on the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
“Both in terms of its approach to legal services and firm culture, Duane Morris offers a well-defined and forward-thinking strategic vision in intellectual property and patent matters as well as diversity and inclusion and talent development. This engaged, leading-edge approach fits my personal vision and my practice and governmental background very well. I am very pleased to join the talented and nationally respected group of intellectual property lawyers at Duane Morris who have a stellar reputation for handling high profile patent litigation matters and inter partes review matters. And, I am thrilled to be welcomed into the firm by Matt Taylor, Joe West and his talented team at Duane Morris,” added Squire (referring to partner and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Joseph K. West).
Squire is a graduate of Widener University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2005), where he was a managing editor of the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law, Wilmington College (M.B.A., high honors, 1999) and the University of Delaware (B. Chem. Eng., 1995). Additionally, he is the past chair of the Delaware State Bar Association Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Section and past president of the Delaware Barristers, and past member of the Lawyers Advisory Committee for the District of Delaware. Squire has served as a board member for numerous nonprofit organizations throughout Delaware.
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