Enhancing its esteemed group of Intellectual Property and Financial Services attorneys, Rimon welcomes Marc Kaufman as a partner in its Washington, DC office.
Mr. Kaufman joins Rimon from Reed Smith, where he was a partner and served as co-leader for the firm’s FinTech team. He assisted clients in managing and monetizing their intellectual property assets and defending against patent assertions in district court and through post-grant administrative proceedings such as Inter Partes Reviews.
Mr. Kaufman focuses his practice on intellectual property and patent strategy in particular. Working extensively in the Fintech space, he also has experience in media and advertising technology, database/search engine and web analytics. His technical work includes distributed ledger technology (DLT) and crypto-currency, securities trading exchanges content aggregation and targeting, digital rights management, database technology, search engine technology and data mining.
He has been very active in creating procedures for procuring and enforcing IP rights as well as structuring and negotiating IP transactions. Mr. Kaufman has served as a chair of the Law Seminars International Conferences on patent monetization, which are held across the U.S. to provide education and industry insights to business consultants and in-house counsel alike. Mr. Kaufman has been named to the Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM 350 Top Patent Strategies every year since its inception. He currently serves as Pro Bono Counsel of the Center for Transformative Teaching & Learning.
“Marc Kaufman is exactly the type of attorney we look to bring on board. He has developed a leading position as one of the top FinTech attorneys in the country, and his knowledge of such next generation technologies like blockchain has led some of the key FinTech players to search him out,” said Rimon CEO Michael Moradzadeh.
Rimon Law, which has 17 offices internationally, is at the vanguard of legal innovation. The firm has been recognized by the Financial Times as one of North America’s most innovative law firms three times and the firm’s managing partners were both named ‘Legal Rebels’ by the American Bar Association’s, ABA Journal and have been speakers at Harvard and Stanford Law Schools on innovations in the practice of law. Rimon and its lawyers have also received numerous awards for excellence, including from Best Lawyers and Chambers.
Mr. Kaufman received his J.D. from The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law and his B.S. from Boston University, where he studied Mechanical Engineering.