MacPherson Kwok , a 21-lawyer firm founded in 2002, is merging into Haynes and Boone, a corporate firm with more than 500 lawyers. The deal gives Haynes its first offices in California, in San Jose and Orange County.
All the MacPherson lawyers, patent agents, technical writers and staff are making the move together. The seven partners are joining Haynes as partners.
The MacPherson Kwok additions would bring Haynes’ IP practice to 70 lawyers.
MacPherson Kwok’s focus was IP and general business litigation, and writing patents and pursuing trademarks for clients such as Cisco, eBay and Samsung.
Haynes’ ultimate goal is to open in San Francisco.