AsiaMedia sent me this press release:
"Hong Kong, 6th November 2007 – Global law firm Troutman Sanders LLP strengthened its intellectual property practice by adding well-known IP attorney Sebastian Hughes as a partner to its Asia team – further evidence that the U.S.-based firm continues to attract some of the world’s top legal talent.
Hughes has dedicated himself to IP issues, including trademark, anti-counterfeiting, copyright and patent litigation, for more than 10 years. He was named one of Hong Kong’s leading intellectual property lawyers in the 2006 and 2007 editions of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers. His articles have appeared in the Financial Times Asia, World Internet Report, the Intellectual Property Forum and the Hong Kong Lawyer. An Australian native and fluent Chinese speaker, he will be based in Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office."
Troutman Sanders' IP teams in Hong Kong and Shanghai are presently working on several important cases, including the representation of a leading U.S. electrical component manufacturer in a patent infringement lawsuit brought against them in China by a Chinese competitor. The firm is also assisting a large retailer to design a groundbreaking method to eliminate the sourcing of products that infringe upon the designs of products already in the marketplace.