Press Release June 16, 2016

Alston & Bird Scores High Marks in Patent Law

Alston & Bird has been recognized as a global leader in patent law in the 2016 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, marking the fifth consecutive year that the firm has earned this recognition.

As noted by the publication, “Alston & Bird has one of the most complete IP platforms of any Am Law 50 member. With its robust corporate and finance practices running deep in key areas of industry – including technology and telecoms – the firm is home to a dedicated IP and technology transactions unit. Clear communication, pragmatism, commerciality and a culture of cross-office staffing are hallmarks of the service at Alston & Bird; the combination proves a potent one for clients of all stripes.”

Alston & Bird earned six practice rankings from IAM Patent 1000, including Gold overall in Georgia and North Carolina, as well as 18 individual lawyer rankings.

Practices ranked by IAM Patent 1000 are:

  • California: Prosecution – Recommended
  • California: Litigation – Bronze
  • Georgia: Firms – Gold
  • New York: Litigation – Bronze
  • North Carolina: Firms – Gold
  • Washington, D.C.: Litigation – Bronze

Individual attorneys ranked by IAM Patent 1000 are:

  • Philippe Bennett, New York: Litigation – Bronze
  • Keith Broyles, Georgia: Litigation and Transactions – Silver
  • Romy Celli, California: Prosecution – Recommended
  • Natalie Clayton, New York: Litigation – Bronze
  • Mike Connor, North Carolina: Litigation – Recommended
  • Jason Cooper, Georgia: Litigation and Transactions – Recommended
  • Patrick Flinn, Georgia: Litigation and Transactions – Gold
  • Jonathan Gordon, California: Transactions – Recommended
  • Guy Gosnell, North Carolina: Prosecution – Recommended
  • Louis Karasik, California: Litigation – Bronze
  • Joe Liebeschuetz, California: Prosecution – Recommended
  • Michael Newton, Texas: Litigation – Bronze
  • Thomas Parker, New York: Litigation – Bronze
  • Scott Pivnick, Washington, D.C.: Litigation – Bronze
  • Frank Smith, Georgia: Litigation and Transactions – Silver
  • David Stein, California: Litigation – Bronze
  • David Teske, Georgia: Litigation and Transactions – Bronze
  • Jamie Underwood, National: ITC – Recommended; Washington, D.C.: Litigation – 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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