Novak Druce + Quigg Adds Howrey IP Practice Co-Chair, International Prosecution Specialist

HOUSTON  - Intellectual property law firm Novak Druce + Quigg LLP has announced the addition of attorneys Michael J. Bell and Raymond J. Ho to its Washington, D.C., office.

Bell is coming to Novak Druce as partner from Howrey LLP, where he was the national IP practice co-chair and served in numerous practice leadership roles throughout his tenure; Ho is coming in as of counsel from Ditthavong Mori & Steiner.

These attorneys join Novak Druce just weeks after the firm announced the addition of Partners Henry A. Petri and Janelle D. Waack, both also previously with Howrey LLP.

Bell's practice focuses on patent prosecution, client counseling and the preparation of patent applications and related filings. While at Howrey, Bell was the head of the firm's patent prosecution practice. Bell holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Ho's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, patent and trademark prosecution, and technology licensing and transactions involving patentability, validity, and infringement analyses for clients in the technology sector. Ho holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a J.D. from Georgia State University College of Law and a L.L.M. from John Marshall University.