Steptoe Receives 13 Individual, Five Practice Mentions in IAM Patent 1000

(June 22, 2017, Washington, DC) — Steptoe’s Intellectual Property Group received five practice and 13 individual mentions for lawyers in the 2017 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. In addition, Steptoe partner Charles Schill was again singled out as “Luminary.”

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 2017 IAM Patent 1000:

  • John Abramic – Litigation (Illinois)
  • Bill Abrams – Litigation (California)
  • John Caracappa – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Boyd Cloern – Litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Tom Filarski – Litigation (Illinois) and Transactions (Illinois)
  • Harold Fox – 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)
  • 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 2017 IAM Patent 1000:

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

Read more on the rankings in Intellectual Asset Management.

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