The IP Litigation Group at Alston & Bird is one of the four firms in the United States deemed an IP Litigation Powerhouse by the BTI Consulting Group. This year’s new analysis relies on interviews conducted between March 9, 2015, and September 10, 2015, with legal decisionmakers, including heads of litigation, chiefs and vice presidents of litigation, general counsel and direct reports to general counsel. (September 2015)
Alston & Bird has been named “International Trade Commission Firm of the Year” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. The firm was selected from among eight law firm finalists. The award recognizes the significant level of activity of Alston & Bird’s International Trade Commission (ITC) practice, which has handled numerous high-stakes Section 336 cases before the commission. (March 2015)
Alston & Bird ranked 4th in total representations before the ITC on the LegalMetric “Firms in Sec. 337 USITC Investigations” Special report, handling over 40 cases in the past five years. (October 2014)
BTI Consulting Group named Alston & Bird as an IP Litigation Standout in the United States for the second year running. This designation relied on a survey of over 300 General Counsel and in-house litigation leaders. (September 2014, August 2013)
Alston & Bird ranked 8th in the Federal District Court category representation with 60 cases in Corporate Counsel’s annual Patent Litigation Survey. We have appeared on this prestigious list since the early 2000s. (October 2015, October 2014, November 2013)
Corporate Counsel continually recognizes the intellectual property practice at Alston & Bird as a leader in corporate IP law. In its most recent list of “Who Represents America’s Biggest Companies”, Alston & Bird was ranked in top three for IP Litigation representation and in the top ten for Patent Prosecution representation. (October 2013)
U.S. News – Best Lawyers recognized Alston & Bird’s intellectual property practice on their list of “Best Law Firms” for 2014. The firm ranked nationally in Tier 1 for Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; and Trademark Law. (November 2014)
Corporate Counsel’s 2013 ITC Survey “Still the One” publication ranked Alston & Bird’s ITC Section 337 practice eight out of the Top 20 ITC practices in the nation. This designation was based on the most new Section 337 investigations in 2012. (July 2013)
The International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards awarded Alston & Bird the honor of “Best USA IP Firm: Patent Litigation” (June 2015). Previously, Alston & Bird has been honored with a Gold Award in the category of U.S. Patent Litigation Firm of the Year and two Silver Awards in the categories of U.S. IP Patent Prosecution Firm and U.S. Global Strategy (June 2013). Recognized firms were nominated based on suggestions by members of a panel jury and international rankings.
Intellectual Asset Management deemed our patent prosecutors as Paragons of Prosecution in the industrials patent classification (top 10 firms in the United States for patent quality). (May/June 2012)
More than half of Alston & Bird’s IP partners are regularly ranked in The Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Legal Elite or Super Lawyers.
In 2014, Alston & Bird’s IP partners were ranked Band 1 in Chambers Global: Foreign Legal Advice – Taiwan. Attorneys are included in these publications following extensive surveying of their peers around the world.
For another consecutive year, Alston & Bird was listed as a "Top Patent Firm" by Intellectual Property Today, placing us in the top 25 percent of more than 271 firms included in the survey. (March 2015)
Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation Group was named an “IP Litigation Department of the Year” by The Daily Report in Atlanta. The group was recognized for outstanding results and exemplary service for clients on both sides of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases. (April 2013)
Once again, Alston & Bird’s IP Litigation, Patent Prosecution, Licensing and ITC Section 337 practices all ranked highly in Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s adjunct publication, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The firm earned Gold rankings overall in both Georgia and North Carolina. The firm earned a Bronze ranking in the litigation category for both Washington, D.C., New York and California. (May 2015)
Alston & Bird ranked in the top 83rd percentile on the list of Top Trademark Firms by Intellectual Property Today. The ranking compiles information on the number of trademark registrations that were handled by each firm. (May 2014)
Alston & Bird ranked “silver” in Georgia and “recommended” in North Carolina in the World Trademark Review 1000. These rankings are based on positive market feedback, depth of expertise and market presence. (January 2015)