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Silver - Firms
“Dickinson Wright has a broad range of capabilities and competitive rates.” The set ascends into the silver tier this year and is popular for its full-service offering, wealth of resources and commitment to client care. Co-chair of the litigation group John Artz is “honest, transparent, responsive and flexible when adjusting to continuously evolving requirements. John has a detailed knowledge of the law and a business-oriented approach, which makes him a success when it comes to complex patent litigation.” All-rounder William Honaker leverages his three decades of experience to dispense pragmatic advice grounded in business practicalities. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer James Cleland, described by one satisfied patron as “knowledgeable, intelligent, highly ethical and a great communicator”, has recently teamed up with Michael Spink, another fresh face in the guide this year, to achieve wide-ranging intellectual asset protection for the award-winning Constructive Eating’s new product line.
Bronze - Firms: prosecution
Michigan-headquartered law firm Dickinson Wright has been steadily building its Canadian offering for 15 years. The team in Toronto deliver sophisticated and technically sound solutions to any mandate that crosses their desk, and Matthew Powell and Yuri Chumak are essential contacts for the address book. “Matthew has an exceptional ability to quickly grasp the concepts and ideas presented by his clients, even if they are in highly specialised sectors. He understands both the technical and practical aspects of patent protection, and always recognises the most cost-efficient way to get there.” “Yuri is crucial in broadening the scope of his patrons’ inventions and is an instrumental IP coach. His advice is always easy to understand and actionable, and often considers international factors.”