King & Spalding today announced that intellectual property litigators Steven Rizzi and Ramy Hanna have joined the firm as partners in its Trial and Global Disputes practice group in the New York office.
“Steve and Ramy have tried patent cases both in the technology and pharmaceutical industries, which are two of the largest target areas for growth of our patent litigation practice,” said Andy Bayman, head of King & Spalding’s Trial & Global Disputes practice group. “They will strengthen our deep trial bench and enhance our ability to help companies protect and enforce their intellectual property rights and defend against infringement claims.”
“Steve, who I have known for over 20 years, is an accomplished patent litigator who has shown a keen ability to navigate through complex legal, factual and technical matters to produce successful results for his clients,” added Kenny Steinthal, leader of King & Spalding’s intellectual property team. “Ramy has been a key part of Steve’s team and has substantial trial experience, particularly trying cases in Delaware, where we have seen an uptick in patent case filings.”
Both new partners join King & Spalding from Foley & Lardner.
Rizzi’s practice focuses on patent litigation, and he has first-chaired jury and bench patent trials in several district courts and the International Trade Commission. He has litigated cases covering a wide array of products and services, including in the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, software, wireless telephony, online gaming, pay television, sports equipment, fiber optic communications and financial industries. Rizzi also counsels clients on how to avoid litigation, as well as on patent and other intellectual property issues that arise from complex, technology-driven corporate transactions and licensing agreements. He received his law degree from New York University School of Law, his master’s degree from the California Institute of Technology and his undergraduate degree from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.