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Andrew J. Sherman
Andrew J. Sherman, Partner
Katten, Muchen & Zavis
Washington, DC
Practice Area(s) Corporate
Franchising, Licensing and Distribution
Intellectual Property
Internet and E-Commerce
Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
Mergers and Acquisitions
Private Equity and Emerging Growth Companies
Technology and New Media
Affiliations American Bar Association
Association for Corporate Growth
Georgetown University and University of Maryland
International Franchise Association
National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship
Young Entrepreneurs Organization
Bar Admissions 1987, District of Columbia
Education University of Maryland, B.A., 1983
American University, J.D., 1986

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Eric T. Fingerhut
Eric T. Fingerhut, Counsel
Shaw Pittman
Washington, DC

Eric Fingerhut, counsel in the trademark and Internet practice group, counsels clients on trademark and other intellectual property issues. His experience includes rendering availability and registrability opinions, procuring and protecting trademark rights, and working on foreign and domestic inter partes registration proceedings and infringement litigation. Mr. Fingerhut is extensively involved in domain name dispute resolution and the reformation of the domain name system in general. Mr. Fingerhut is a frequent speaker and author on intellectual property issues involving the Internet and is recognized by the World Intellectual Property Law Organization as an expert in this area. He is an active member of the District of Columbia Bar. Twice elected member to the D.C. Bar's Intellectual Property Law Section Steering Committee, he is currently serving his third consecutive year as co-chair of that committee. Mr. Fingerhut is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Practice Area(s) Intellectual Property
Intellectual Property Audits
International Trademark Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association


Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., 1990
Boston University, B.S., 1987

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Marc S. Kaufman
Marc S. Kaufman
Sixbey Friedman Leedom & Ferguson, PC  
Washington, DC

Marc Kaufman's credentials include experience in preparing and prosecuting trademark and patent applications, with particular expertise in medical instruments, computer software and systems, and electric power distribution.

Marc's practice includes:

Counseling clients on all aspects of intellectual property rights.

Procuring and enforcing patents and trademarks in the United States and abroad.

Patent validity and infringement studies and counseling.

Invention patentability and trademark registrability studies and counseling.

Representing clients in interparty proceedings before U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Christopher Capuano
Senior Vice President, General Counsel

Christopher Capuano has been Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Proxicom since June 1996 and was a Director from August 1996 until August 1998. Prior to joining Proxicom, from 1993 until June 1996, Mr.Capuano was Manager and Senior Manager with Price Waterhouse LLP. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Capuano was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center. Mr. Capuano was associated previously with the law firm of Willkie, Farr & Gallagher.

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