Press Release September 6, 2019

Alston & Bird Recognized Again as an IPR Market Leader by Patexia

For the second consecutive year, Alston & Bird has been recognized by Patexia Inc. as a market leader representing both patent owners and petitioners in inter partes review (IPR) proceedings.

In its 2019 IPR Intelligence Report identifying the top 100 IPR law firms, Patexia ranks Alston & Bird among both the top 25 most-active firms overall and the top 50 best-performing firms overall.

The report covers the activity and performance of more than 900 law firms across 8,107 IPR petitions between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019.

Among the report’s other highlights, Alston & Bird also ranks among the:

  • Top 25 most-active law firms representing petitioners
  • Top 50 most-active law firms representing patent owners
  • Top 25 best-performing law firms representing petitioners
  • Top 50 best-performing law firms representing patent owners

Additionally, the report identifies the following Alston & Bird attorneys among the best in IPR:

  • Chris Douglas – ranked among the top 50 most-active attorneys overall representing petitioners or patent owners; top 50 most-active attorneys representing patent owners; top 75 most-active attorneys representing petitioners; top 50 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners; and top 75 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners or patent owners.
  • Ben Pleune – ranked among the top 75 most-active attorneys overall representing petitioners or patent owners; top 100 most-active attorneys representing petitioners; and top 100 best-performing attorneys representing patent owners
  • Lauren Burrow – ranked 1st among the top 100 best-performing attorneys representing patent owners and ranked among the top 25 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners or patent owners
  • Mike Connor – ranked 1st among the top 100 best-performing attorneys representing patent owners
  • Chris Kelly – ranked 6th among the top 100 best-performing attorneys representing patent owners
  • Derek Neilson – ranked among the top 50 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners
  • James Abe – ranked among the top 75 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners
  • Scott Stevens – ranked among the top 75 best-performing attorneys representing petitioners

The report further highlights that over the past five years, both Burrow and Connor have earned a 100 percent performance score and ranked first on the patent-owner side.

Founded in 2010, Patexia Inc. is an intellectual property community and information service. This is the third year of its IPR Intelligence Report, which is based on data compiled from public sources, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records).

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