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.
Recommended - Firms: prosecution
The deep experience, technical insight and scientific backgrounds of the practitioners at Nixon Peabody can effectively help patrons obtain, defend and monetise their intellectual property. One-third of the team have science degrees and 14 have PhDs. Universities, research institutions, healthcare organisations and technology companies are just some of the types of patrons that the firm represents. Operating out of the Chicago office are Daniel Burnham, Janet Garetto and IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Bradley Taub. Burnham is well versed in several complex technical fields, while Garetto is highly adept at handling both patent and trademark matters. Taub helps build, defend and license his clients’ portfolios. He has also been representing MemoryWeb in a series of IPRs against Unified Patents, Apple and Samsung.
Bronze - Firms: litigation
Making its debut in the guide this year, “Nixon Peabody is a great law firm and has been a reliable source of faithful counsel since its foundation. It can support on virtually any patent issue and offers reasonable fee arrangements, and has an excellent team of patent attorneys with efficient case-management skills.” “Seth Levy is a calm, responsive and thoughtful practitioner. He provides both strategic and tactical counsel, drafts and reviews transactional agreements, and negotiates effectively to ensure long-lasting results. Seth is appreciated for his partnership mindset, diligence, ethics and ability to deliver a work product that is in line with the client’s needs and timeline. Seth’s deep knowledge of patent law brings a broad perspective to IP strategy, and he routinely leverages his external network to develop credible and trusting relationships with licensing and business partners.” Shawn Hansen is quick to master the intricate details of a case, yet can break it down simply and effectively in court. He has a glittering track record of wins in high-stakes disputes in federal courts across the United States and has been busy serving as first chair litigation counsel, alongside Levy, for Alaska Airlines in a patent infringement action brought by Modern Font Applications. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer “Andrew Choung is brilliant at case management and coordinates well with co-counsel. His technical knowledge and guidance on differentiating strategies depending on objectives means he often reaches settlements that are favourable.” He is most at home handling complex disputes for high-technology companies and is also well versed at the PTAB when it comes to inter partes reviews.
Recommended - Firms: prosecution
Nixon Peabody can effectively help clients obtain, defend and monetise their intellectual property, thanks to its practitioners’ deep experience, technical insight and scientific backgrounds – one-third of the team have science degrees and 14 have PhDs. Universities, research institutions, healthcare organisations and technology companies are just some of the types of patrons that the firm represents. Ronald Eisenstein, David Resnick and Mark James FitzGerald are the key contacts in Boston. Eisenstein is a strategic adviser to life sciences companies, supporting them with portfolio management, due diligence and litigation management. Resnick is also focused on life sciences, advising companies both large and small on how to develop and protect their intellectual property. PhD FitzGerald is an expert in the biotechnology space and advises his clients on the full spectrum of patent issues.