Spadt Attends Dinner Honoring U.S. Ambassador to Germany

RatnerPrestia President and CEO Jonathan Spadt will attend a dinner honoring Ambassador Philip Murphy on Tuesday, October 1st in Washington D.C., hosted by the German-American Business Council (GABC). Ambassador Murphy served as the United States Ambassador to Germany from 2009-2013. Among the award presenters will be the German Ambassador H.E. Dr. Peter Ammon and Congressman Bill Keating (D-MA), Ranking Member, Subcommittee on Europe (Foreign Affairs) & Co-Chair of the German-American Congressional Caucus. Other members of the Caucus in attendance will include fellow Co-Chair, Congressman Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Congressman Charlie Dent (R-PA), and Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA).

As a Leadership Member of the GABC, RatnerPrestia continues to develop close relationships with those companies and people most closely involved with the important transatlantic trade relationship between the U.S. and Germany. Spadt’s practice has for years focused on representation of German-based clients here in the U.S., many of whom also have U.S. subsidiaries. Commenting on his particular interest in the U.S.-German trade relationship, Spadt notes, “Germany is a significant employer of U.S. skilled workers and high-tech innovators. The ease with which IP counsel can deal directly with the entire collaboration between German and U.S. innovators adds great value to the process and ultimately lowers costs and aides in monetizing the tremendous IP that is developed every day between our U.S. innovators and their German colleagues. Handling only one half of that collaboration is much less efficient.”

Spadt has been traveling to Germany for many years and has made great strides in developing his German relationships by becoming the trusted advisor to many significant German companies. The firm also made a large commitment in 2011 when it opened its Washington, D.C. office to gain access to a larger pool of talented lawyers and prominent organizations like the GABC.

RatnerPrestia’s practice is devoted exclusively to intellectual property (IP) law. With extensive and diverse legal, technical and corporate expertise, its professionals provide practical, cost-effective, business-oriented counseling to a wide range of international and domestic businesses. It represents clients in court proceedings and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Through its extensive network of foreign associates, it also represents clients before courts and administrative bodies around the world. RatnerPrestia is a full-service IP firm now in its fourth decade. For additional information, visit

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