Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP announced today that Gregory E. Stanton, a well regarded intellectual property lawyer, has joined the firm in Chicago.  Stanton has more than 10 years of experience in patent law with a particular focus in the electronics, semiconductor and software spaces.

 “We are very pleased to welcome Gregory to the firm,” said Alfred W. Putnam Jr., Chairman of Drinker Biddle & Reath. “His specialized background and experience in electrical engineering results in a number of synergies within the firm’s IP practice that will be of tremendous value to our clients in the U.S. and internationally.”

Stanton’s considerable experience in electronics and software technologies includes wireless communication technologies such as CDMA and OFDM, networking technologies, signal and image processing systems, control systems, analog and digital circuits, natural language processing, green technologies as well as medical systems and devices. Stanton also regularly counsels clients regarding patent validity, infringement and licensing issues and represents clients in patent infringement litigation.

“I am delighted to bring my practice to Drinker Biddle,” said Stanton. “The wide range of industries and scientific disciplines in the Intellectual Property practice coupled with the firm’s resources, particularly in the electrical engineering space, is a perfect fit for me to continue to serve my existing clients and further expand the firm’s practice as well.” 

Before joining Drinker Biddle, Stanton was a partner with Marshall Gerstein & Borun LLP.

Prior to law school, he gained valuable technical know-how working as an engineer designing analog circuits, digital circuits, and software, for wireless communications systems and televisions.

Stanton holds a B.S., with highest honors, and an M.S., focused on signal processing, image processing and communications, in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

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