Press Release June 18, 2015

Alston & Bird Ranks as Leading Patent Firm

Alston & Bird has been recognized as a global leader in patent law in the 2015 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, marking the fourth consecutive year that the firm has earned this recognition.

As noted by the publication, “Intellectual property is a central pillar at native full-service outfit Alston & Bird. The ‘wonderful litigation practice’ benefits from close ties to the firm’s corporate and technology units, and the set consistently hits the bull’s eye in high-stakes disputes.”

Alston & Bird is recognized nationally for its patent litigation and International Trade Commission (ITC) practices. It also earned Gold rankings overall in Georgia and North Carolina and Bronze rankings for litigation in California, New York and Washington, D.C.

The practices and attorneys ranked by IAM Patent 1000 are:

National: Litigation – Recommended

National: ITC – Recommended 
Jamie Underwood – Recommended

California: Litigation – Bronze
Louis Karasik – Recommended

California: Prosecution – Recommended 
Romy Celli – Recommended 
Joe Liebeschuetz – Recommended

California: Transactions
Jonathan Gordon – Recommended

Georgia: Firms – Gold 
Jason Cooper – Gold 
Patrick Flinn – Gold 
Frank Smith – Gold 
David Teske – Gold

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

North Carolina: Firms – Gold 
Mike Connor – Gold 
Guy Gosnell – Gold

Texas: Litigation 
Michael Newton – Bronze

Washington, D.C.: Litigation – Bronze 
Jamie Underwood – Bronze

IAM Patent 1000 is the world’s most extensive guide to leading private practice patent professionals and firms in key jurisdictions globally. Firm rankings are based on the depth of experience, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. Individual rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate.

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