Middleton Reutlinger snakes high-profile IP attorneys from Bingham Greenebaum Doll
Well, that didn’t take long. At the end of January, IL wrote about how several attorneys had left the law firm Bingham Greenebaum Doll. Though the losses weren’t in the firm’s Louisville offices, we thought it likely the attorneys here would wonder what was going on, and maybe even update their résumés.
We weren’t far off. On Feb. 13, the Louisville firm Middleton Reutlinger announced that two Bingham attorneys, Amy B. Berge and Joseph R. Dages, have joined the firm’s intellectual property group. Both had been in Bingham’s Louisville office.
Berge is an established star in the world of intellectual property, and has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America from 2006 through 2014, in the fields of copyright and intellectual property law. She’s also served as leader and co-leader of Bingham’s intellectual property team.
In a released statement, Middleton Managing Director Hank Alford praised Berge. “The firm and our clients will greatly benefit from Amy’s wealth of experience and dedication to excellent client service,” he said.
With the additions, Reutlinger now stands to boost its profile in IP law.
According to the release, Thomson Reuters Monitor Suite — which aggregates data on intellectual property filings — shows that the combined “trademark events” for Berge, Dage and Middleton Reutlinger over the past five years more than doubles such events for any other firm’s Kentucky attorneys.
Another attorney also is joining the Middleton team today. Louisville-based Scott Stinebruner is a well-regarded patent attorney coming from Wood, Herron & Evans.
Louisville’s Radiant Networks snapped up by Global Convergence Inc.
GCI closed the deal Feb. 11, and the details were not disclosed.
Writing for the tech news site CRN.com, Sarah Kuranda says the deal allows GCI and its partners to “capitalize on a massive opportunity it sees for enterprise mobility.”
Radiant manufactures mobile technology, with a focus on design, services and implementation across industries including health care, the public sector, hospitality, and manufacturing, among others. Its applications include: voice tracking, guest access, public safety, and campus-wide connectivity.
GCI’s president of Worldwide Sales, Simon Short, told Kuranda the two firms had been working together, with Radiant acting as a subcontractor for GCI. Now its expertise is being brought in-house.
A 2012 Business First interview with Radiant founder Dan Cooper said one reason the firm was finding success was because it has such a tight focus on what it does: wireless engineering, integration, service and security. At the time, the firm’s biggest client sector consisted of health care providers, including Norton Healthcare and Baptist Health Care.
Radiant also has a strong focus on wireless security, which is likely another big reason GCI bought the firm. According to GCI, it’s estimated that by 2017, 75 percent of mobile security breaches will be the result of “mobile application misconfiguration.”