JMBM Attorney Rod Berman Recognized for IP Expertise

LOS ANGELES – September 12, 2006 – Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP (JMBM), one of California’s foremost full-service law firms, today announced that Rod S. Berman, chairperson of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Group, was recognized by the editorial board of Aspatore Books as a leader in Intellectual Property (IP) law.

"Each of Aspatore’s books features sections written by top executives and attorneys who have been selected by our editorial board based on the individual’s experience, research, and standing within their own professional community," said Laura Kerns of Aspatore Books, publisher of "Inside the Minds." "Rod was chosen because he is considered one of the foremost experts on IP law."

Geared toward senior-level professionals, "Inside the Minds" is a series of books that address various topics of law submitted by department heads, group chairs, and leading partners from some of the nation’s top law firms. Mr. Berman’s article, which provides an insider’s perspective on the issues surrounding intellectual property law and litigation, appears in "Inside the Minds: IP Litigation Best Practices."

"Patent and trademark litigation tends to be fairly complex with high stakes," said Mr. Berman. "This book addresses how critical it is for litigation and settlement tactics and strategies to be fully vetted at the earliest opportunity."

About Rod S. Berman

Recognized as one of California’s top 30 intellectual property attorneys, and as chairperson of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Law Group, Rod Berman’s practice emphasizes patent, trademark, copyright and unfair competition responsibilities. He represents many nationally and internationally known clients, and he has been involved in a number of published patent, trademark and copyright cases in a wide variety of industries.