The Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive 'go-to' resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise.
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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.
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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner dispenses the full suite of patent counselling, prosecution, transactional and litigation services and, by representing clients through all phases of the product lifecycle, has developed the keenest sense of the business value of intangible assets. Helping to instil this commercial mindset in the team as co-head of the IP group is Daniel Crowe, a litigator who confidently and decisively tackles a wide range of patent, trademark and copyright infringement suits. Hailing from a technical background, he has also proved himself adept at prosecution, making him a superb all-rounder. Another name to note in St Louis is David Roodman, a former leader of the group who continues to set standards as an accomplished IP litigator and transactions lawyer.