AST, the leading provider of proactive patent risk mitigation solutions, has named Ray Strimaitis to the newly created role of Vice President, Corporate Development & Global Strategy. Strimaitis will report directly to Russell W. Binns, Jr., CEO of AST and will be based in Silicon Valley. Strimaitis joins AST after serving as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel for Yahoo!
Ropes & Gray has announced that senior counsel James F. Haley, Jr., one of the most distinguished intellectual property lawyers in the country, is joining as a name partner a new firm being established by Ropes & Gray partners to focus on world-wide IP rights management, including patent counseling, opinions, strategy, prosecution and litigation support. The announcement of Mr. Haley’s move comes as the new firm—to be called Haley Guiliano LLP—prepares to launch later this year.