Windels Marx adds intellectual property team from Budd Larner

Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf has added a 19-person Intellectual Property Practice Group to its Madison office, the law firm announced.

Led by new partner Andrew J. Miller, formerly with the Short Hills office of Budd Larner P.C., the group brings six other new partners to the firm, it added.

“Windels Marx provides a great platform for our existing clients and an exciting opportunity to service new clients,” Miller said in a prepared statement. “I am excited about the opportunity to build out a full-service intellectual property practice, as well as help with the ongoing expansion of the Madison office.”

Miller, a former assistant U.S. attorney for New Jersey and general counsel for a generic drugmaker, counsels on matters related to litigation and complex corporate business arrangements, mainly in pharmaceuticals.

The group is joining Windels Marx effective Monday, and also includes:

  • Constance S. Huttner, a trial lawyer focused on abbreviated new drug applications;
  • Ajay Kayal, who focuses on opinion drafts, patent litigation and counseling in patent cases;
  • Alan Pollack, who handles patent and IP disputes from inception through trial and appeal;
  • Frank D. Rodriguez, a former development scientist who now focuses on pharma industry clients;
  • Stuart Sender, who handles patent and trademark infringement suits among other IP matters; and
  • Louis H. Weinstein, who has worked on litigation involving numerous generic drug challenges.
  • The team, many of whom have been practicing together for more than 20 years, has developed a significant Hatch-Waxman practice, Windels Marx said.

“We’re thrilled to so significantly expand our practice mix with the arrival of Andy and his deep bench of intellectual property attorneys,” Robert J. Luddy, New York-based Windels Marx’s managing partner, said in a statement. “It complements well our core strengths in New Jersey, including real estate, banking and financial services, complex insurance matters, and health care.”

The Madison office’s managing partner, Samuel G. Destito, added: “Together with New York, New Jersey has long been a primary focus of our firm’s growth. With this expansion in Madison, coupled with our substantial presence in New Brunswick, Windels Marx is now even better able to serve the market with more than 70 lawyers licensed in the state, and we continue to assess additional expansion opportunities.”