RELEASE: Armstrong Teasdale names three new partners

CLAYTON — Armstrong Teasdale, a law firm with offices across the United States, proudly announces the addition of Zachary C. Howenstine, Michael J. Vander Molen and Adam R. Wuller to its partnership effective Jan. 1, 2018.

“Our new partners are extremely talented in handling a wide range of intellectual property matters,” said John Beulick, managing partner at Armstrong Teasdale. “The depth of experience they possess in their respective areas is particularly impressive, and we look forward to sharing in their continued success as partners of the firm.”

Howenstine, a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, focuses on complex intellectual property matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States. His practice encompasses many areas of complex civil litigation including patents, trademarks, trade secrets, antitrust issues, and contract matters involving technologies in the mechanical, electrical and chemical arts. Howenstine also defends individuals and companies in civil actions and proceedings instituted by the U.S. government, including False Claims Act litigation and investigatory and enforcement actions involving the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Vander Molen is a registered U.S. patent attorney counseling clients through the various stages of product design and development. For organizations ranging from start-up companies to Fortune 500 companies, he prepares and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications, and ensures that patents are not vulnerable to competitors’ challenges. He concentrates on a broad range of technologies with a focus on mechanical, chemical engineering and materials science matters. Working closely with inventors, in-house counsel, and patent examiners, Vander Molen counsels through the various phases of product design and development to ensure suitable patent protection and strategic consistency. He also provides freedom-to-operate guidance and opinions to clients to maximize market potential of their commercial goods.

Wuller, a member of the firm’s Intellectual Property practice group, is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His main focus is on the preparation and prosecution of U.S. and international patent applications in a wide range of technical disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and medical devices. Wuller has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications directed to medical imaging devices (e.g., CT and MRI imaging systems), security scanners, implantable neurostimulation systems, optical systems, medical instruments (e.g., syringes, catheters, etc.) and radioisotope elution systems. He also prepares noninfringement and invalidity opinions, and patentability, due diligence and patent landscape analyses for in-house counsel and inventors.

About Armstrong Teasdale: With lawyers in offices across the United States, Armstrong Teasdale LLP has a demonstrable track record of delivering sophisticated legal advice and exceptional service to a dynamic client base. Whether an issue is local or global, practice area specific or industry related, Armstrong Teasdale provides each client with an invaluable combination of legal resources and practical advice in nearly every area of law. The firm is a member of Lex Mundi, a global association of 160 independent law firms with locations in more than 100 countries, and the United States Law Firm Group, a network of 17 law firms headquartered in major U.S. cities. Armstrong Teasdale is listed in the Am Law 200, published by The American Lawyer, and the NLJ 250, published by The National Law Journal. For more information, please visit www.armstrongteasdale.law.

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