Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Recommended - Firms: transactions

Highly-recommended - Firms: prosecution

Silver - Firms: litigation

A patent boutique within a larger firm, IP giant Dorsey & Whitney boasts high levels of practical expertise and an expansive range of patent services. Attracting huge names like the Walt Disney Company and Micron, the ensemble has garnered a reputation for protecting patent assets worth over a billion dollars. Lee Osman is an expert in worldwide patent strategy and his dedication to client success has attracted multiple high-profile international players, particularly in Europe and China. Working alongside him is Gina Cornelio, whose mechanical and software knowledge allows her to provide holistic advice to clientele. Cornelio performs excellently in contentious work, which enhances her strong prosecution practice. She is trusted by patrons to provide top-notch strategies that add real value to their IP assets. “Kerith Kanaber is a design guru. She manages a global portfolio of designs and understands the right scope of protection in each jurisdiction. She is trusted by her long-term clients due to her sharp advice, professionalism and responsiveness.” The firm also benefits from the expertise of Gregory Tamkin, who is recognised for his business-oriented and practical legal advice. An experienced litigator, he knows exactly when to settle cases early to the benefit of his following. Also on the litigation front is IAM Patent 1000 debutant Case Collard, who handles a range of disputes for patrons of all sizes. A computer scientist by training, his knowledge base spans a wide variety of technical disciplines, and he skilfully translates this knowledge into layman’s terms before judges and juries.

Gold - Firms

“Dorsey & Whitney is an excellent and efficient firm. They achieve long-term collaboration with clients due to their top-notch skilled attorneys. The team are incredibly responsive and can handle a range of issues, due to their international presence which strengthens their capabilities. This sets them apart from other outfits.” Dorsey & Whitney boasts several first-rate attorneys, many of whom are represented in the guide. Brett Foster performs masterfully in the courtroom. He skilfully explains very complex technology and can generate effective arguments that juries understand. Described as “personable, diligent and hardworking”, he is an expert in patent litigation. Mark Miller is an expert strategist and manages complicated litigation cases for multiple high-profile names. His numerous successes at the federal circuit courts display his expertise in advocating for his clientele. Very well respected in the Salt Lake City IP community, Grant Foster has litigated multiple successful cases at the federal court. His decades of experience inform his practice and his unique strength in developing and maintaining excellent customer relationships. Described as “quick thinking and precise”, Marcus Simon is a superb technician who confidently advises on enforceable patents and often celebrates successes in the courtroom. Praised for his global knowledge of patent portfolios, Bryan Pratt is trusted to give end-to-end patent services that provide real added value for patrons. Effective and strategic, Aaron Barker is appreciated for offering seamless patent services for organisations of any size. Matthew Bethards is incredibly business savvy and an excellent practitioner. “Matthew is as good as patent practitioners get. He becomes an indispensable part of a client’s team and is a proactive and highly responsive attorney.” Making his IAM Patent 1000 debut, Jason McCammon has an incredible understanding of the technology sector. “Jason is as sharp as a tack and really wants to see his clients’ businesses thrive.”

Silver - Firms: litigation

“Dorsey & Whitney is an excellent firm with a team of solid and experienced practitioners who provide practical advice at a competitive rate. The professionals are responsive, easy to work with, and add a lot of value when assisting with a wide variety of intellectual property matters.” Always impressive in his strategic prowess and oral advocacy skill, Peter Lancaster has secured numerous multi-million-dollar wins for his clients and provides brilliant leadership as co-chair of the litigation group. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer “Bridget Hayden is a smart, capable and experienced attorney, who provides consistently strong legal advice on significant matters”. Hayden adroitly manages patent portfolios and is quick to get to the strategic points to find the commercial value for patrons, including Prototype Garage, who she recently assisted in filing patent applications to achieve meaningful protection of a new system that separates recyclables.

Bronze - Firms: prosecution

Silver - Firms: litigation

Dorsey & Whitney is home to a talented group of practitioners with expertise in an array of industries from life sciences to semiconductors. Combining expert knowledge and experience with commercial acumen has proved to be a successful formula for the firm, which has developed a stellar reputation across the country. Leading the team in Seattle is Kimton Eng, who manages the portfolios of Micron Technologies and Philips Healthcare. “Kimton’s drafting skills are top level and he has excellent knowledge of the semiconductor industry. He is efficient, responsive and always meets deadlines.” Supporting him on the prosecution side of the practice is Madeline Hepler, who makes her first appearance in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. Hepler is an excellent counsellor who provides practical, sound advice to clients. She has also been supporting ACQIS in multiple inter partes reviews and litigation proceedings against Lenovo. Leading the contentious side is IP litigation co-head Geoffrey Godfrey. His recent highlights include representing Verizon Communications and Chanel. Joining him is Paul Meiklejohn, a veteran litigator with an excellent reputation across the country. He has developed a particular strength in fending off non-practising entities.

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