United States: Arizona

Firms

  • Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • Kercsmar & Feltus PLLC
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • Snell & Wilmer LLP

Ballard Spahr LLP

Ballard Spahr has trademarked the term PATENTSCAPE, the brand under which it provides its patent services, signalling its enduring commitment to assisting clients through all phases of the innovative product lifecycle. The Philadelphia-based AmLaw 100 firm boasts technical expertise in abundance, with many of its 23 patent attorneys holding doctoral and other advanced degrees; but it is a laser focus on the business of intellectual property that really gives it an edge. Commercial considerations are likewise the guiding light for the firm’s litigators, such as Brian LaCorte, who keeps the big picture front and centre when it comes to setting case strategy. A seasoned patent and trademark litigator who has scored wins in forums throughout the country, La Corte flies Ballard Spahr’s flag high in Phoenix, while also helping to bolster its sterling national reputation.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner delivers resoundingly on its promise of total patent support: it understands the importance of finely honed rights procurement, monetisation and enforcement skills in helping companies to put their intellectual property to optimum use. As a member of the firm’s international board and leader of its local IP group in Phoenix, George Chen is a lynchpin of the practice. His versatility as an IP lawyer – he is at ease on all manner of contentious and non-contentious tasks – chimes with clients from sectors as diverse as e-commerce, financial services, sporting equipment and consumer electronics.

Kercsmar & Feltus PLLC

Arizonan litigation boutique Kercsmar & Feltus tackles must-win patent and other IP conflicts swiftly and decisively. Its extensive contentious experience ensures it can quickly size up a case and plan accordingly; and its astute trial mindset helps it to create a threat value that often leads to settlement, while also standing it in good stead when matters escalate to the courtroom. Founding partner Geoffrey Kercsmar deftly handles patent cases within his broader litigation practice.

Perkins Coie LLP

An elite national and international outfit that takes on 100-plus patent cases a year, Perkins Coie can be found advocating for prestigious technology and life sciences companies in all major US patent litigation forums. Backing up its trial wins at the Federal Circuit and pursuing the best strategies when lawsuits are diverted by way of the PTAB, the firm inspires confidence when the stakes are high. The people to call in Phoenix are Chad Campbell and Tyler Bowen. Campbell has the backing of an excellent team with great writers and skilled technologists, enabling him to fulfil his duties as a lead trial lawyer to superb effect – although he also loves to delve into the nitty-gritty of his cases. Bowen is hailed as an “extremely creative lawyer who can pick up a troubled matter on short notice and fix it efficiently and successfully”.

Snell & Wilmer LLP

A “rock-solid choice for patent services in Arizona”, Snell & Wilmer has a talented contingent of IP lawyers which supports its regional clients in many meaningful ways. One of the best among them is Lee Fraley, whose guidance on portfolio, litigation and transactional questions is always spot-on. Throughout his career, he has honed his negotiation skills to a sharp point. The market also recommends Charles Hauff, who has similarly broad horizons. Adept in many technological theatres, he has a special affinity for chemistry matters.

Other recommended experts

Daniel Noblitt takes centre stage at The Noblitt Group, a “compact but mighty” line-up of lawyers with a well-established practice in the mechanical and electrical engineering space. He is highly sought after as an opinion giver.

Individuals

  • Tyler R Bowen - Perkins Coie LLP
  • Chad S Campbell - Perkins Coie LLP
  • George C Chen - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BLP)
  • Lee Fraley - Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • Charles Hauff - Snell & Wilmer LLP
  • Brian W LaCorte - Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Daniel J Noblitt - The Noblitt Group PLLC