Jenner & Block Partners Andrew H. Bart and Rick Richmond are recognized by The National Law Journal in its 2017 list of “Intellectual Property Trailblazers.” The list spotlights individuals who “continue to make their mark in various aspects of legal work in the areas of patent, copyright, trademark and trade secret law.” The NLJ reviewed hundreds of nominations and selected just 31 IP “trailblazers” for its annual recognition.
The NLJ’s profile of Mr. Bart explains how his life-long interest in music dovetailed with his legal work in the entertainment industry. He shares, “Getting to know the contracts, major players at the labels, infringement matters and other issues have created my career.” The profile highlights two of Mr. Bart’s major cases including his milestone 2016 Second Circuit victory in Capitol Records v. MP3tunes.
Mr. Richmond’s profile explains how, as companies continue to outsource, trade secrets cases will continue to increase. Mr. Richmond notes, “It’s so much easier to steal a trade secret today than it was decades ago. Now all you need is one little thumb drive.” The profile spotlights his work representing Epic Systems against Tata Consultancy Services in a $940 million trade secrets verdict where the federal judge allotted only 10 trial days to the case.