Richard Beem joins as a partner
in Chicago and Alex Shtraym joins
as an associate in Dallas
CHICAGO, Jan. 10,
2023 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Lathrop GPM LLP is pleased
to welcome Richard Beem and Alex
Shtraym to the firm's Intellectual Property Litigation Practice
Group. Beem joins the Chicago
office as a partner and Shtraym joins the Dallas office as an associate.
Beem has more than 30 years of experience with patent
prosecution and patent litigation work. He advises clients in the
chemicals and polymers, pharmaceutical, biomedical, software,
computers, electrical, mechanical, and industrial industries, among
others. Beem's practice includes the preparation, filing and
prosecution of patent and trademark applications, as well as
litigation, including trials and appeals for both patents and
trademarks, and hearings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board
(PTAB). In addition to Chicago, he
will also be working from the firm's Dallas office.
Shtraym works with executives and product design teams to obtain
patents, maintain patent portfolios, protect trademarks and avoid
or minimize exposure to the intellectual property rights of others.
He also routinely conducts examiner interviews and responds to
Office Actions with amendments and arguments to advance prosecution
"Rich and Alex bring comprehensive practices to the firm, and
Rich has obtained hundreds of patents for clients and handled
numerous PTAB hearings and federal court litigation," said
Loren Hansen, Intellectual Property
Litigation Practice Group Leader. "Their experience will be an
added benefit to our growing team and adds to the firm's strong
reputation in the IP Litigation space as we continue to serve
Beem and Shtraym previously worked at Beem Patent Law Firm,
which was founded by Beem in 2000.
"We are delighted to have Rich and Alex join the firm. As
lawyers and engineers, they add to the strength of our IP
litigation practice and expand the group's depth into our
Chicago and Dallas offices," said Cameron Garrison, Lathrop GPM Managing Partner.
"Their dedication to their practices and clients is the perfect
cultural fit for the firm."
Beem earned his J.D. from the University of
Houston, cum laude, in 1985 and his B.S. in chemical
engineering from Iowa State University
in 1979. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois and Texas, as well as the U.S. Courts of Appeals
for the Federal Circuit and the Seventh Circuit, U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of Illinois (including trial bar), and the U.S.
Supreme Court. Beem is registered to practice before the U.S.
Patent and Trademark Office.
Shtraym earned his J.D. from the University
of Illinois Chicago School of Law in 2015 and his BASc in
industrial engineering from the University of
Illinois Chicago. He is licensed to practice law in
Illinois and Texas, as well as the U.S. District Court for
the Northern District of Illinois
and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
About Lathrop GPM LLP
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