Cole Schotz provides two IP companions from shuttered Janik Vinnakota

  • Janik Vinnakota formally closed Sept. 30
  • Rajkumar Vinnakota and Sean Hsu shall be based mostly in Dallas

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(Reuters) – Cole Schotz has expanded its Texas presence with two companions from now-defunct legislation agency Janik Vinnakota, the agency stated Monday.

Rajkumar Vinnakota and Sean Hsu joined Cole Schotz as members of its mental property division in Dallas.

They confirmed that their former Dallas-based agency, which Vinnakota co-founded with Glenn Janik, shut down on the finish of final month and is at present winding down.

Vinnakota represents shoppers in advanced industrial litigation. Hsu handles licensing and enforcement proceedings, and works on industrial disputes.

Cole Schotz, which has seven workplaces in six states, has about 170 attorneys with 11 understanding of Dallas, per the agency’s web site.

Janik Vinnakota was based in 2016, in accordance with Vinnakota. He stated that after just a few years in enterprise, agency leaders had been excited about their subsequent steps, however these conversations had been accelerated by Janik’s demise in December 2020.

“For us, the right choice was to go to a platform that can handle our clients and then we can leverage that platform with people that are here and keep growing,” stated Vinnakota.

Janik Vinnakota was a trial legislation agency that centered on “complex commercial and patent litigation, as well as startup and technology business formation,” in accordance with its now-parked web site.

Cole Schotz has added 5 IP attorneys up to now two years. Vishal Patel, a former associate at Thompson & Knight, joined the agency’s IP group as a member in Dallas in January. In April 2019, the agency added two members and two associates from Dallas-based IP agency, Klemchuk.

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