15 October 2015Americas

BakerHostetler hires counsel in Washington, DC

Law firm BakerHostetler has hired Allen Sokal as counsel in the firm’s intellectual property group in Washington, DC.

Sokal joins from law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner. He has experience in patent and appellate matters.

He has represented clients in the biotechnology, chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Sokal is a former patent examiner at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

John Weber, head of the firm’s IP group, said: “Whether Allen is presenting oral arguments or preparing briefs, he understands the technical requirements and protocols of the appeals process and these skills are going to be helpful to our clients; we’re excited to have Allen join our team.”

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