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MGI Welcomes Seasoned IP Litigator to Litigation Team

January 9, 2012

Intellectual Property firm Maschoff Gilmore & Israelsen (MGI) today announced the arrival of Charles “CJ” Veverka, a former Equity Shareholder and litigator at Workman Nydegger. CJ Veverka joins MGI as a senior shareholder and will lead MGI’s intellectual property litigation practice. Veverka has practiced as an IP litigator since 1995. In addition to managing domestic intellectual property disputes, he has extensive experience developing and coordinating global IP enforcement strategies for his clients throughout Europe and Asia. “It is a great privilege to welcome CJ to MGI,” said Founding Shareholder Eric Maschoff. “CJ is a highly respected intellectual property trial lawyer with a track record of achieving favorable results for his clients. Under CJ’s leadership, MGI’s litigation practice will continue to complement our transactional practice by enabling clients to both protect and defend their valuable intellectual property.”

Veverka is a seasoned trial lawyer, having represented clients in a wide range of industries. He has litigated cases related to a variety of technologies, including disputes over fitness and recreation equipment, electrical and electromechanical systems, computer software and hardware, biodegradable polymers, and medical and dental devices. He has also handled a variety of different types of infringement litigation cases involving U.S. and European patents and U.S. trademarks, copyrights, and trade dress.

Veverka received his law degree from the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in 1993. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from the University of Utah in 1988. Before joining MGI, Veverka practiced for 16 years as an IP litigator at Workman Nydegger in Salt Lake City, Utah. “At its core, IP litigation is about solving legal disputes that are often complicated by complex technological issues,” said Veverka. “Whether through early settlement, mediation, or even trial, I gain great satisfaction through guiding my client to the most favorable and cost-efficient resolution. MGI has developed a tremendous reputation for providing creative and valuable IP solutions to its clients. I’m excited to join MGI in expanding its capabilities to provide those solutions with respect to legal disputes.” Veverka is licensed to practice law before both the Utah and Nevada State Bars, and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a Registered Patent Attorney. He has been admitted to practice before many Federal District Courts, as well as before the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and Tenth Circuits.