J. David Smith Joins MKW
June 20, 2017

We are pleased to welcome J. David Smith to MKW. David is a patent attorney with nearly twenty-five years of experience in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and mechanical arts. Major U.S. research universities and other clients from around the world seek David’s counsel. Read more about J. David Smith here.

MKW’s website gets a makeover.
March 3, 2017

Jason Crotty Joins MKW
February 1, 2017

We are pleased to announce that Jason Crotty, an experienced patent and technology litigator has joined the firm’s litigation department.  Before joining MKW, Jason was a litigation partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP.  Jason can be reached at or 415-969-6918.

New San Francisco Office
October 1, 2016

MKW has moved into a new office in San Francisco! Our new address is

Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP
275 Battery St., Suite 480
San Francisco, CA 94111

We look forward to seeing you at our new space.

Wenzhuo Liu joins MKW
July 25, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Wenzhuo Liu to MKW. Wenzhuo is licensed to practice both in the U.S. and China. She has extensive knowledge of the two different legal systems as well as deep understanding of the two cultures. Her practice includes handling cross-border business matters. Read more about Wenzhuo here.

Serge Krimnus joins MKW
January 4, 2016

We are pleased to welcome Serge Krimnus to MKW. Serge is a patent attorney with over five years of experience as a software engineer. Serge handles patent prosecution and assists with litigation. Read more about Serge here.

Sherman Kahn and Hui Liu recognized again by Super Lawyers Magazine 2015
October 1, 2015

For the third straight year, Sherman Kahn has been named by Super Lawyers Magazine as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Sherman here. Hui Liu is also named, for the second straight year, as a rising star in intellectual property litigation. Read more about Hui here.

David Steiner joins MKW
September 8, 2015

David Steiner has joined MKW in New York. David’s practice focuses on drafting and negotiating agreements involving technology and intellectual property and advising clients with respect to trademark and copyright matters. Read more about David here.

Discovery Specialist Michelle Kitchen Joins MKW in California
June 1, 2015

MKW continues its California expansion with the addition of Michelle Kitchen, an attorney specializing in assisting clients with litigation discovery and document collection and preservation associated with commercial transactions.

Jason Bartlett Joins MKW in California
May 1, 2015

An experienced patent litigator, Jason has a strong background in technology litigation and arbitration and provides further strength to MKW’s litigation group. (click to read more about Jason)

Lawrence Gabuzda joins MKW in New York
March 15, 2015

We are pleased to welcome Larry Gabuzda. Larry is an experienced patent prosecution and litigation attorney as well as an accomplished engineer. Having spent 20+ years as an innovator and manager with Bell Laboratories, Larry brings a particularly deep technical background to MKW’s patent practice. (click to read more about Larry)

Hui Liu joins MKW in New York
October 20, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Hui Liu. An experienced patent litigator and an accomplished scientist, Hui brings a broad range of technical and legal expertise to the MKW team. Super Lawyers Magazine named Hui to its 2014 New York-Metro Rising Stars List for Intellectual Property Litigation. (click to read more about Hui)

Sherman Kahn again named a leading lawyer by Super Lawyers Magazine
October 1, 2014

In October, Super Lawyers Magazine issued its 2014 list naming MKW attorney Sherman Kahn as a leading lawyer in intellectual property litigation. This is the second time that Sherman has made Super Lawyers Magazine’s prestigious list. (click to read more about Sherman)

Veteran Silicon Valley IP litigator joins MKW in California
August 11, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Marc Pernick. Marc brings to MKW over 20 years of experience handling all phases of high-stakes patent litigation and other IP disputes. (click to read more about Marc)

Sherman Kahn begins term as Chair of NYSBA Dispute Resolution Section
June 1, 2014

Sherman Kahn became chair of the New York State Bar Dispute Resolution Section, a statewide organization of arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution specialists with over 1500 members. (click to read more about Sherman)

Andrew Noble joins MKW as Of Counsel in New York
May 20, 2014

We are pleased to welcome Andrew Noble. Andrew brings a wide range of experience to MKW in patent prosecution, patent litigation, and technology transactions. (click to read more about Andrew)