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)
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 7th in the Federal District Court category representation with 82 cases in Corporate Counsel’s annual Patent Litigation Survey. We have appeared on this prestigious list since the early 2000s. (October 2014)
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)