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D. Peter Hochberg Co., L.P.A. Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Cleveland, OH – February 4, 2009

D. Peter Hochberg Co., L.P.A. announces its 25th year of providing exceptional service and professional expertise in intellectual property law. Founded in 1984 by D. Peter Hochberg, Peter’s wealth of knowledge dates back to his education at Cornell University where he graduated with a BME degree. His education continued at Georgetown University Law School in Washington D.C. where he served on the law journal and received his JD degree. Peter began his career as counsel for Eastman Kodak Company. He lived in France where he was the assistant director of a licensing organization. He subsequently moved to Syacuse, New York to work for the Carrier Corporation. Before opening his own law firm in Cleveland, he was a partner at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, where he was the head of the firm’s intellectual property department.

The firm has grown from one attorney in 1984 to currently three attorneys. Sean F. Mellino joined the firm in 2001. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 2001 where he focused on intellectual property law. His expertise ranges from filing and prosecuting patent applications in the chemistry, pharmaceutical and biochemical related fields to his extensive experience with trademark practice and procedure. Dan J. Smola joined the firm in 2006. He graduated from University of Akron School of Law in 2004 where he studied intellectual property law. Dan’s experience is also wide reaching in both patent and trademark preparation and prosecution.

In its 25 years, the law firm has been very busy handling the preparation and prosecution of patent and trademark applications in the United States and foreign countries; patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret licensing and litigation, and consultation in all phases of intellectual property law. It has technical expertise in mechanical, electronic, computer, biological, pharmaceutical and chemical technologies.

“Being a small firm helps us maintain quality service and build strong relationships with our clients whether a large corporation, an individual needing intellectual property legal counsel or law firms in the United States or in foreign countries,” said D. Peter Hochberg, president and founder. “The ability to provide exceptional legal assistance has allowed us to help businesses and individuals protect their intellectual property rights. I am proud to recognize this important accomplishment as it represents our resilience in an ever changing field, as well as our ability to sustain growth and prosperity throughout the years."

With their strong and defined focus, D. Peter Hochberg Co., L.P.A. looks forward to continuing to serve their clients and associates throughout the world by providing outstanding services at reasonable costs with tremendous personal attention to their specific intellectual property needs.