In the News June 25, 2014

Alston & Bird IP Practice Blazes IAM’s 2014 World’s Leading Patent Professionals List

Alston & Bird’s various intellectual property groups have ranked highly in Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s recently released 2014 adjunct publication, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The firm was recommended for IP Litigation nationally and earned Gold (the highest) rankings overall in both Georgia and North Carolina, and Bronze for IP Litigation in New York and California. Additionally, the firm was recommended for Patent Prosecution in California and for its national ITC practice.

According to the publication, “Alston & Bird is an ideal choice for multinationals with complex billing structures because it always delivers what in-house counsel ask for in a timely fashion” and “can be recommended in a heartbeat.”

The publication also touted the firm’s strong support to its young partners, a move which, according to the publication, “paid off handsomely” with Natalie Clayton, who is counted as a fast-rising star. 

Guy Gosnell was praised for displaying a gift for securing “watertight protection” for his client and Michael Connor was praised for doing a fabulous job “focusing on the end game, but always remaining circumspect about where cases are heading.” 

Jamie Underwood was also named an influential voice in the ITC community and was praised for providing strong leadership.

The individual intellectual property attorneys were listed as follows:

National ITC: 
Jamie Underwood – Recommended

California Litigation: 
Steve Hemminger – Bronze 
Lou Karasik – Bronze

California Prosecution: 
Romi Celli – Recommended 
Joe Liebeschuetz – Recommended

California Transactions: 
Jonathan Gordon – Recommended

Georgia Litigation: 
Pat Flinn – Silver 
Frank Smith – Silver

Georgia Prosecution: 
Jason Cooper – Recommended

Georgia Transactions: 
David Teske – Silver

New York Litigation: 
Philippe Bennett – Bronze 
Natalie Clayton – Bronze 

North Carolina Litigation: 
Mike Connor – Recommended

North Carolina Prosecution: 
Guy Gosnell – Recommended 

Texas Litigation: 
Mike Newton – Bronze

IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals is the world’s most extensive guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions. Research for the rankings was conducted through close to 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.

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