Nixon Peabody LLP

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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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Nixon Peabody dispenses a comprehensive suite of patent services and has a well-specced national team that includes 14 professionals with PhDs among others with advanced scientific and technical backgrounds, as well as experienced first-chair trial lawyers and versatile all-rounders. A good example of the latter is Daniel Burnham, who is enthusiastically endorsed by his following for prosecution and clearance work, post-grant proceedings, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. “Dan is an eminent legal thinker with an authentic personality and a client-focused, cost-sensitive approach.” His portfolio clients include Scientific Games Corporation in the gaming space, wearable biometric devices innovator Force Impact Technologies, and global dental implant company Southern Implants. Fellow Chicagoan Janet Garetto is also adaptable and can turn her hand to prosecution, strategic advisory and other types of work, including litigation; an adept handler of brands and patents she can serve her patrons as a one-stop IP shop.

Recommended - Firms: prosecution

Nixon Peabody is a premier destination for universities and research institutions; the firm knows how to take innovation from the lab to the market, how to address enforcement challenges and how to get returns on research and development (R&D) investment. Boston partners Mark FitzGerald and David Resnick, with the support of local technology specialists and a counsel, represent Harvard University in a broad range of biotechnology disciplines, giving them ample opportunity to showcase their refined prosecution and portfolio development skills. FitzGerald is brilliant at reading the competition and devising creative IP strategies accordingly. Resnick is unstinting in his dedication to patent quality and builds impregnable protection matrices for patrons, while also creating business opportunities. Together with FitzGerald, Ronald Eisenstein acts for Boston University. He knows which way the winds are blowing in the life sciences industry and keeps companies one step ahead of their rivals.

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