Khue Hoang Joins Intellectual Property and Patents Practice in New York as Partner
Khue joins Hughes Hubbard from Ropes & Gray where she had extensive experience representing clients in patent infringement, patent prosecution and licensing proceedings. A former process and product engineer for Rockwell Semiconductor Systems, Khue has two engineering degrees as well as a J.D. and brings an understanding of industrial and corporate knowledge that leads to effective and efficient legal solutions for high-stakes litigation and patent enforcement work.
Companies in diverse technology areas such as telecommunication standards, medical devices, textiles, microelectronics, online security software, data processing and storage, and cloud computing have relied upon Khue to conduct complex litigation and implement effective licensing strategies in numerous marketplaces. She has served as lead, co-lead and co-counsel on several matters before U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission, the Patent Trademark Appeals Board, and arbitration tribunals. Khue also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation.
Mary Bartkus Joins Litigation Department from Merck as Special Counsel
Mary comes to the firm from Merck & Co., where she was Executive Director and Senior Counsel, International Litigation. She brings more than two decades of high-level litigation experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Since joining Merck in 1995, she has represented the company in matters before government agencies, courts and other tribunals throughout the world. Mary held a wide-ranging portfolio of litigation responsibilities, with a particular focus on antitrust, product liability, and other complex matters including class, representative, group, and cross-border litigation and arbitration.
Mary has served as lead counsel on pharmaceutical in-licensing transactions and on joint venture and licensing relationships; and as lead in-house counsel on an international multi-jurisdictional joint venture transaction and on the defense and implementation of a pharmaceutical inventory management system in the European Union.