Snell & Wilmer LLP

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“It is always a very positive experience working with Snell & Wilmer. Its patent attorneys continually exceed expectations, and it is good to know that there are experts on board to help with legal needs beyond IP work.” With every one of its patent attorneys holding a degree in science or engineering, the outfit has strength in depth and a breadth of technical expertise that attracts top industry players such as Toyota, who the firm has represented in patent prosecution matters for more than a decade. Managing partner of the Orange County office, Ketan Vakil takes the lead on protecting Toyota’s most valuable innovations and is a diligent and prolific filer. Over in San Diego, Jaime Choi earns glowing praise: “Jaime and her team are one of the best groups of patent attorneys you could work with. They are thorough, thoughtful and very knowledgeable about the relevant technology, and willing to learn about new technology developments, too. Jaime and her group are always responsive and provide a high-quality and on-time work product, at an excellent value.” On the litigation side, Christopher Bright is an essential contact for the address book. He generates forward-thinking solutions that bring about business-driven, sustainable outcomes that will benefit his clients in the long term.

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With offices across the Western United States, Snell & Wilmer continues to grow in both size and expertise. The outfit boasts several high-quality IP attorneys who have a deep understanding of complex technologies, which allows them to provide comprehensive patent services for patrons. Snell & Wilmer’s dedicated patent team are committed to providing quick and succinct advice focused on the personalised needs of the client. A key contact is co-founder of the firm’s IP group Charles Hauff. “Charles is well trained and experienced in patent practice in both the chemical and metallurgical arts. He is an excellent adviser for clients and a top-tier patent attorney.” The Phoenix office also benefits from the expertise of litigation and negotiation specialist Lee Fraley, an IP all-rounder who is trusted by names across industries to find solutions to the most complicated IP challenges. Working alongside them is Howard Sobelman, who is greatly respected among peers and patrons alike for his unique skill in crafting creative global protection strategies.

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