(PRWEB) November 12, 2010
Suffern, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2010 − General Patent Corporation (GPC), a leading patent licensing and enforcement firm, announced that Anthony Amaral, Jr. has joined the Legal Department of the company as Chief IP Counsel.
Prior to joining GPC, Mr. Amaral spent more than 25 years in private practice at both intellectual property boutiques and large general practice law firms where he was engaged in all aspects of Intellectual Property Law. His primary area of legal expertise is Patent Law including procurement, litigation, licensing, and counseling. Over the years he has been involved in dozens of patent infringement cases covering a wide area of technologies and has participated in all aspects thereof including pre-trial discovery and motion practice, trial practice before U.S. District Courts nationwide, and appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
"We are pleased to welcome Mr. Amaral to our management team," observed Alexander Poltorak, Chairman and CEO of General Patent Corporation. "We have been working with Anthony on various projects for several years now and are delighted to have him now on staff. He brings wealth of IP litigation experience to GPC."
"Anthony Amaral will be valuable addition to the organization," adds Paul J. Lerner, Senior Vice President and General Counsel at General Patent Corporation. "Having worked with us, Anthony hit the ground running Day One. His talents and energy will be a valuable addition to the team."
Mr. Amaral earned B.S.E.E. and M.S.E.E. degrees from Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (now Polytechnic Institute of New York University) where he also completed all the required Ph.D. level coursework in Electrical Engineering. In addition, he received J.D. and LL.M. degrees from St. John's University School of Law and New York University School of Law, respectively.
Mr. Amaral is a member of the Bar of the State of New York and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. Claims Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; U.S. District Court, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of New York; and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan.
About General Patent Corporation
General Patent Corporation, headquartered in Suffern, N.Y., is a leading intellectual property boutique focusing on patent licensing and enforcement. GPC represents inventors and patent owners in patent infringement matters by providing patent assertion and licensing as well as managing and financing patent litigation on a contingency basis. GPC is the oldest patent enforcement firm in the U.S. For more information, visit http://www.generalpatent.com.