Press Release October 2, 2023

Four Alston & Bird Partners Named Global IP Strategists

Alston & Bird partners Jason Cooper, Yuri Mikulka, Chris Gegg, and Chris Lightner have been recognized among the world’s top intellectual property strategists by Intellectual Asset Management in the 2023 edition of the “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists.”

Jason, who is the past chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Area, has been named to this prestigious guide for seven years in a row. Focusing his practice on mechanical, manufacturing, and medical device technologies, he manages and helps monetize patent portfolios of various domestic and international clients.

A member of Alston & Bird’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group, Yuri, who leads the firm’s Consumer Technology Patent Litigation Team, was named to the guide for the third year in a row. She defends clients in court actions, arbitrations, and pre-suit disputes nationwide, focusing her practice on patent and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, and complex business disputes.

Chris Gegg and Chris Lightner, both members of the firm’s Patent Prosecution, Counseling & Review Group, were named to the guide for the first time. With patent experience in more than 30 countries, Gegg counsels international companies in design, utility, validity, and infringement patent matters. Lightner focuses his practice on patent solicitation and counseling, IP-driven due diligence efforts, licensing agreements, confidentiality considerations, and patent brokerage agreements.

The “IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists” is based on research by senior members of the global IP community. The publication identifies these individuals as those “who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.”

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