Sedgwick Expands Intellectual Property Capabilities with the Addition of Former Howrey Attorneys

Patent Litigators Robert Harkins and Jennifer Ming Join San Francisco Office
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San Francisco, CA ( April 21, 2011 - Sedgwick LLP announces that intellectual property litigators Robert Harkins and Jennifer Ming, formerly of Howrey LLP, have joined the firm's San Francisco office. The additions of Harkins as partner and Ming as an associate strengthens the firm's capabilities in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation.

"Bob Harkins' extensive experience as an intellectual property trial lawyer and Jennifer Ming's patent litigation knowledge and electrical engineering background will bring added depth to our growing intellectual property practice, and we are thrilled to have them as part of the Sedgwick team," said Commercial Practices Division Chair Michael Davisson.

Harkins has more than a decade of experience as an IP trial lawyer, focusing primarily on patent litigation. He also has experience with trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He counsels clients in a variety of intellectual property matters with a particular focus on computer hardware, software, system design, medical devices, telecommunications, television and satellite broadcasting and Internet-related technologies. Harkins is also experienced in licensing matters and complex commercial litigation.

Prior to his time at Howrey, Harkins served as the Director of Litigation and Intellectual Property for an international semiconductor company and co-founded, a legal search website. He is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and Federal Bar Association. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law (1995), his M.S., with distinction, from National University (2001) and his B.A. from University of California, Berkeley.

Ming focuses on patent litigation and has worked on cases involving a variety of technologies, including medical catheters, semiconductors, CMOS image sensors and radio-frequency identification. Prior to law school, she worked as a hardware engineer for the Business PC group at Hewlett-Packard. Ming earned her J.D. from University of California, Hastings College of Law (2008) and her B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin (2004).

The international trial firm of Sedgwick LLP provides trial, appellate, litigation management, counseling, risk management and transactional legal services to the world's leading companies. With more than 350 attorneys in offices in Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Fort Lauderdale, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York, Newark, Orange County (California), Paris, San Francisco, and an affiliated office in Bermuda, Sedgwick's collective experience spans the globe and virtually every industry. For more information about Sedgwick, its attorneys and its services, visit

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