William Jackson Matney, Jr. and Robert W. Busby Join Morgan Lewis
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Washington, D.C., February 27, 2007: Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP is pleased to announce that William Jackson (Jack) Matney, Jr. and Robert W. (Bob) Busby have joined the firm as partners in the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Matney and Mr. Busby focus on patent litigation and related patent services.
Mr. Matney has worked on patent matters involving a wide variety of technical subjects. In the area of trademarks, he has prosecuted trademark applications and handled cyber squatting and typo-squatting matters before both federal courts and WIPO panels.
Mr. Matney has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, an M.B.A in finance from Central Michigan University, and a J.D., with honors, from George Washington University Law School. Prior to graduating from GWU, Mr. Matney worked for eight years at Dow Chemical Company and for four years as an examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
Mr. Busby concentrates his practice on intellectual property litigation and has also prepared and prosecuted a wide range of patent applications on various technologies and products. He has been significantly involved in all aspects of district court litigation in various district courts, including leading jury trials and handling claim construction hearings.
Mr. Busby has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Naval Academy and graduated with high honors, Order of the Coif, in 1997 from the George Washington University Law School. Prior to practicing law, Mr. Busby served in the U.S. Navy for 11 years, beginning as an electronics technician and ending as an officer on a nuclear submarine.
"Our clients will be impressed by the global platform of the firm and its deep bench in Intellectual Property," said Mr. Matney. Mr. Busby added, "Morgan Lewis has recently enjoyed a series of successful results in patent litigations, including a Top Ten patent infringement damage award for a key firm client and the issuance of an exclusion order by the U.S. International Trade Commission. This patent litigation strength will be attractive to clients." Robert J. Gaybrick, co-chair of the firm's Intellectual Property Practice, commented, "The addition of Jack and Bob adds even more talent to the firm's patent litigation and counseling practices, which are areas of high strategic importance."
William Jackson Matney, Jr., Robert W. Busby