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Law Firm Can’t Survive Death Of Original Patent Troll

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January 31, 2017

Ray Niro, the intellectual property lawyer who made his name—and earned more than $1 billion in settlements—representing clients suing for patent infringement, died last year at the age of 73. In the wake of his death, the partners at Niro Law are dissolving the firm. A group of four partners are launching a new firm, Vitale Vickrey Niro & Gasey, to focus on a broader portfolio of legal matters. “We wanted a new start,” Paul Vickrey told Crain’s Chicago Business. The firm is currently representing clients in lawsuits against Twitter, Navistar, and Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research. Three associates will join the partners.

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