Renowned Patent Lawyers Henry Koda and William L. Androlia Join Tokyo and Los Angeles Offices of DLA Piper
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DLA PiperDLA Piper announced today Henry Koda and William L. Androlia have joined the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology (IPT) practice as Senior Counsel in Tokyo and Los Angeles. They join from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

Koda, a Japanese authority on US patent law who has written 15 books and over 150 articles, opened Quinn Emmanuel’s Tokyo office and is now Manager of the Tokyo Intellectual Property Group at DLA Piper. His practice focuses on patent litigation/prosecution, and includes all aspects of international trade practice and high technology patent practice.

William L. Androlia was previously an electronic engineer working on communication satellites and deep space vehicles at Philco-Ford Space and Reentry Systems. He also served as an officer in the US Army Signal Corps and worked on the General Staff at Redstone Arsenal managing Army Missile Systems. Androlia is an adjunct professor of US patent law at Pepperdine University Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Patent Law Association and the US Patent Bar. He is also admitted to practice before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court.


In the press release at the firm’s website, J. Terence O’Malley, DLA Piper US Managing Partner, was quoted as saying: “Henry and Bill have built a thriving patent litigation, prosecution and counseling practice over the 30 years they have worked together, and their unrivaled knowledge and experience will greatly benefit our clients in US-Japan patent matters. Their arrival underscores that DLA Piper is one of few firms that can offer clients world-class lawyers nearly anywhere in the world where they do business, and provide practitioners the resources they need to seamlessly serve their multi-national clients.”

DLA Piper’s global Intellectual Property and Technology practice offers clients comprehensive IP services, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets litigation; patent and trademark prosecution, licensing; IP due diligence; and strategic IP asset management. With nearly 400 IP lawyers in 48 cities and 22 countries, the team ranks among the largest IP and technology practices in the world. DLA Piper’s Patent Litigation practice in the US alone includes more than 80 lawyers.

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