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Dunkiel Saunders adds two new attorneys; expands intellectual property practice.

NEWS RELEASE — Dunkiel Saunders
Nov. 9, 2012

Geoff Hand (802) 860-1003. x. 110
[email protected]

Dunkiel Saunders is pleased to announce that Justin McCabe and Erik Nielsen have joined the firm as associate attorneys.

Justin McCabe comes to Dunkiel Saunders after several years of practice at another prominent Burlington, Vermont firm, where he focused on intellectual property and especially patent law. Justin has extensive experience working with companies, small businesses, inventors, designers, and software developers to help them identify and protect their valuable intellectual property assets.

At Dunkiel Saunders, Justin will assist the firm’s clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including drafting patents and prosecuting them before the USPTO, litigating patent and trademark infringement disputes, negotiating intellectual property agreements, advising on trademarks, copyrights, and trade secret protection, and assisting with open source software licensing. His particular patent experience spans several different technological disciplines, and complements the firm’s focus on assisting clients in the energy, environmental, healthcare, technology, and green consumer product industries. His addition will help the firm offer a greater range of intellectual property services to its clients in these and other fields.

Erik Nielsen begins his legal career at Dunkiel Saunders after clerking at the Vermont Supreme Court for Justice Beth Robinson. Erik graduated cum laude from Boston University School of Law in 2011. Prior to clerking at the Vermont Supreme Court, he worked as a legal fellow at the EPA’s Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance, and also spent his last semester of law school at the EPA as a law clerk to three administrative law judges.

At Dunkiel Saunders, Erik’s work will focus primarily on the firm’s regulatory practices, including renewable energy, telecommunications, and public utilities. He will also support the firm’s civil litigation practice.

Dunkiel Saunders Elliot Raubvogel & Hand PLLC is a Burlington, Vermont-based law firm. The firm was founded in 2001 by lawyers with a commitment to serving the public interest and improving the world around us, and that commitment remains at the core of the practice today. We work with clients — including businesses, nonprofits, cooperatives, government entities, and individuals — who share our commitment to making a difference in their communities and the broader world. The firm focuses primarily on environmental, energy, health care, telecommunications, nonprofit, intellectual property, and business law, and also provides legal services in a range of related practice areas.

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