Woods Oviatt Gilman is a full-service law firm with headquarters in Rochester, NY and offices in Buffalo, NY and Phoenix, AZ, and they are a member of the Meritas global alliance. They represent a broad spectrum of clients, from publicly traded corporations and financial institutions; from high-technology and industrial enterprises to construction firms, and more.
FSC serves clients throughout the United States in various types of complex civil litigation, most often involving business, intellectual property, oil and gas, or fiduciary disputes.
Katherine H. McGuire is a Partner in the firm and Chair of the Intellectual Property practice group. She has more than 25 years of experience as a registered patent attorney and is a Partner in the firm's Business & Finance Department where she is Chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group. She has extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign patent procurement, infringement and validity analysis, freedom-to-operate opinions, competitive surveillance and patent litigation. Her practice further includes negotiating and preparing Intellectual Property agreements including patent and know-how licensing, joint development, technical service, confidentiality and consulting agreement.
Jon began his legal career clerking for the Honorable Eldon B. Mahon in Fort Worth. Thereafter, Jon joined Kelly, Hart & Hallman. In 1993, Jon co-founded Friedman, Suder & Cooke. Jon was an adjunct professor at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law (now Texas A&M University School of Law) teaching a class in trial advocacy to third year students. He is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (“ABOTA”). Jon has been accorded the highest Peer Review Rating™ by Martindale-Hubbell®. Jon has also spoken at numerous conferences and on issues involving IP litigation and the ethics of litigation funding.