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Gold - Firms: litigation
Celebrating its 20th year on the market in 2023, Carlson Caspers has built a solid reputation for excellence in the litigation arena and is now successfully growing its prosecution offering. The firm is home to a group of collaboratively minded lawyers who provide a hands-on service and are committed to seeing their clients succeed. Legendary litigator Alan Carlson is one of the best in the business when it comes to high-stakes IP disputes; his unique and forward-thinking strategies have had a substantial influence on the litigation landscape. Post-grant proceedings ace Philip Caspers has an instinct for the best arguments and draws on his deep technical understanding to simplify complex technology and achieve big wins for his patrons. Derek Vandenburgh is another compelling presence in the courtroom; he brings his strategic know-how to address complex problems in a purposeful way, and has recently seen huge success when representing Oxygenator Water Technologies in IP rights proceedings, where the petition was defeated across the board. The commercially savvy and extremely knowledgeable Tara Norgard is adept at analysing complex issues in high-stakes disputes and knows how to defend her clients’ intellectual property from every angle. Timothy Lindquist provides decisive representation at every stage of litigation and shows a keen sense as to where business opportunities and risks lie, to dispense pragmatic advice to clientele looking to develop their patent portfolios. Samuel Lockner debuts in the IAM Patent 1000 this year; he has a deep knowledge of the life sciences, delivers stellar service to his following, and complements his practice with expertise in trade secrets.