Press Release June 13, 2018

Alston & Bird Earns Broad Recognition in 2018 IAM Patent 1000

Alston & Bird has been recognized as a global leader in patent law in the 2018 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, marking the seventh consecutive year that the firm has earned this recognition.

In the editorial accompanying the rankings, the publication noted:

“When it comes to post-grant proceedings at the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Alston & Bird is showing competitors how it is done; it has a dazzling track record in inter partes review proceedings. However, the firm is no one trick pony, it also files with finesse and lays the smack down in the courtroom. A unique selling point is the extremely close cooperation between its IP and cybersecurity teams; rights holders can rest assured that online breaches or thefts of their inventions will be immediately seen to.”

Alston & Bird earned five practice rankings in this year’s report, including Gold in Georgia and North Carolina, as well as 17 individual lawyer rankings.

Ranked practices are:

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

Ranked attorneys are:

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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