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Contact: Melinda M. Bascone
Director of Marketing
Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP


-- New Partner Expands Intellectual Property Practice --

NEW YORK, NY, May 18, 2006 – Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP announced today that Keith D. Nowak joined the firm’s Intellectual Property Department as a partner. Mr. Nowak was previously a partner at Dickstein Shapiro Morin & Oshinsky LLP.

Mr. Nowak has extensive experience in intellectual property litigation in the Federal District Courts and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, as well as in all aspects of practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Mr. Nowak, who has advanced degrees in engineering, is heavily engaged in matters involving complex electrical/electronic systems and computer technology. He also is involved in rendering validity and infringement opinions in areas of advanced technology, technology transfer and licensing and has negotiated numerous international license agreements in the areas of patents, trademarks and software.

“We are pleased that Keith is joining our firm,” said H. Thomas Davis, Jr., Executive Committee member and Chair of Carter Ledyard’s Intellectual Property Practice. “Keith is an effective litigator and a practical businessman. Keith’s patent background and experience as an engineer will enhance our ability to serve our clients.”

Carter Ledyard’s Intellectual Property Department offers comprehensive services in all areas of intellectual property law, including patents, trademarks and trade dress, copyrights and trade secrets. They assist clients in industries as diverse as financial services, fashion, entertainment, computer software, publishing, internet-related services and consumer products. Carter Ledyard attorneys have the scientific background and knowledge to resolve intellectual property issues in the areas of electronics, computer software, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemistry, chemical engineering and mechanical engineering.

“I chose Carter Ledyard for its outstanding reputation and for its commitment to growing its IP practice within the context of a first class full-service firm,” said Keith Nowak. “I look forward to collaborating with such a great group of attorneys.”

Mr. Nowak received his B.S.E.E. from Milwaukee School of Engineering, his M.S.E.E. from New York University and his J.D. from Seton Hall University. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corp. Prior to working at Dickstein Shapiro, he was a founding member of Lieberman & Nowak LLP, an intellectual property boutique firm in New York, and spent 8 years at Bell Telephone Laboratories, first as a Member of the Technical Staff and later as Patent Counsel.

Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP (, established in 1854, has approximately 90 attorneys and has been headquartered on Wall Street since its founding. Carter Ledyard's general practice includes corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, broker-dealer, on-shore and off-shore hedge and other alternative investment funds, private equity, litigation, intellectual property, environmental, employment, media and technology, immigration, investment regulation, antitrust, art law, trusts and estates, maritime, ERISA, tax-exempt organizations, real estate, tax and bankruptcy. A significant part of the firm's practice involves representing overseas-based clients and their U.S. affiliates, financial institutions and other financial services providers, governmental entities and media and technology clients.

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