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Gesmer Updegrove Announces New Partner Susan M. Mulholland

Boston, MA- January 4, 2006- Gesmer Updegrove LLP is pleased to announce that Susan M. Mulholland has become a partner in the firm.

Since joining the firm in 1996, Ms. Mulholland’s practice has focused on intellectual property strategic planning, exploitation, protection, and enforcement in the areas of copyright, trademarks, and domain names. Her intellectual property experience includes copyright clearance, prosecution, and enforcement; assisting clients with the selection, registration and enforcement of rights in trademarks and domain names on a global basis; strategic planning for brand protection; developing and managing global company portfolios and policies; intellectual property due diligence; business transactions, including acquisitions, alliances and joint ventures; advertising, merchandising and brand management counseling; the establishment of domestic and international licensing and maintenance programs; and educating and training business and marketing executives in the protection of intellectual property assets. She represents a wide range of public and private companies as well as technology standard-setting groups.

In 2005, Ms. Mulholland was selected a “Massachusetts Super Lawyer- Rising Star.” She has been a featured speaker at the Boston Bar Association’s Computer and Internet Law Committee and at the MCLE. She also is a member of the International Trademark Association, where she has been actively involved in various committees promoting the interests of trademark owners.

“We happily welcome Susan to the partnership,” said Bill Contente, managing partner of Gesmer Updegrove. “Susan is an expert in the trademark and branding area, and she offers clients a very practical approach to intellectual property protection.”


About Gesmer Updegrove LLP

Gesmer Updegrove, LLP provides legal services to high technology companies, medical device companies, investors and other clients who require the specialized range of corporate, securities, patent, trademark, litigation, transactional and computer law services critical to high growth businesses.

The firm provides a broad range of corporate services, including company formation; angel and venture capital financing; general corporate operations; employment law; intellectual property law; and mergers and acquisitions. The firm also provides litigation services, including representation in the areas of copyright and trademark infringement; trade secret misappropriation; employment law disputes; contract matters, including disputes arising out of license, distribution and franchise agreements; computer user vendor litigation; antitrust litigation; securities and minority shareholder litigation; and emerging areas of computer law. The firm maintains specialized groups in patent and trademark services.