Steptoe Receives 20 Individual, Six Practice Mentions in 2016 IAM Patent 1000

(June 3, 2016, Washington, DC) — Steptoe’s Intellectual Property Group received six practice and 20 individual mentions for lawyers in the 2016 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners.  In addition, Steptoe partners Roger Parkhurst and Charles Schill, both based in the firm’s Washington office, were again singled out as “Luminaries.”

The IAM Patent 1000 is a guide designed to identify the top patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners in key jurisdictions worldwide.  The results are based on a five-month long research process in which IAM conducted telephone interviews with patent specialists around the globe.

The following Steptoe partners are ranked in the IAM Patent 1000:

  • John Abramic – Litigation (Illinois)
  • Bill Abrams – Litigation (California)
  • Steve Adkins –  International Trade Commission (National) and Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Tim Bickham – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • John Caracappa – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Boyd Cloern – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Sanjeet Dutta – Litigation (California)
  • Tom Filarski – Transactions (Illinois) and Litigation (Illinois)
  • Harold Fox – Post-Grant Procedures (National) and Prosecution (DC Metro Area)
  • Vishal Gupta – Litigation (New York)
  • John Molenda – Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (National) and Litigation (New York)
  • Jay Nuttall – Litigation (Illinois)
  • Roger Parkhurst – Luminary (DC Metro Area)
  • Tom Pasternak – Litigation (Illinois)
  • Charles Schill – International Trade Commission (National) and Luminary (DC Metro Area)

The firm’s Intellectual Property Group is ranked in the following practice areas in the IAM Patent 1000:

  • Litigation (California)
  • Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Litigation (Illinois)
  • Litigation (New York)
  • Prosecution (California)
  • Transactions (Illinois)

Read more on the rankings in Intellectual Asset Management.

About Steptoe

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