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St Louis-headquartered general practice Armstrong Teasdale showcases an incredibly robust and dynamic patent practice. It puts its cavernous chest of resources at the full disposal of clients, which can call on 55 USPTO-registered professionals and all the technical expertise they could wish for. There’s plenty of prestige work and successes for the group to highlight, including securing a contract from the National Institutes of Health to provide biotechnology patent services and conducting a major freedom-to-operate analysis for a major healthcare company in connection with the US market entry of a medical device. Taking the lead on both matters, Christopher Goff is a superstar of the practice whom innovators praise to the heavens: “Chris gives pragmatic advice and easily navigates complex and nuanced matters, while being highly effective at managing time and deadlines. He has built a hugely capable team that can efficiently handle a great diversity of technologies in the medical device and other areas. Easy to partner with and an excellent issue spotter, he ensures the delivery of a top-quality product.” Equally noteworthy is Daniel Fitzgerald, whose bailiwick encompass prosecution, IP due diligence, patent analysis and more; lately he has run point on numerous IP projects for a global payments and technology company and a premier insurance entity. Fitzgerald is a fitting captain for the outstanding electrical and computer science group. Then there’s Michael Munsell, who consistently performs at a high level for industry heavyweights in aerospace and other sectors: “Distinguished by his exceptional business understanding, Mike is a thought leader when it comes to patent strategy.” The firm also acquits itself with distinction on the litigation side, with Richard Brophy spearheading the most important campaigns. Having gone the distance at trial many times, Brophy is fantastic at sizing up a case and plotting the optimal path to its resolution.