Aaron Poledna

IAM Research

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Perkins Coie is prolific in filing and in court, and is recognised for its leadership in the post-grant space. A chart topper in Seattle, it has many local luminaries on its roster: firmwide co-chair of the IP practice Stephen Bishop has valuable in-house experience on his résumé and is a business-focused portfolio developer. “Steve always asks insightful questions, stays highly organised and has a way of boiling things down in plain language that makes planning next steps easy.” Another leader coming in for high praise is Aaron Poledna, “a consummate professional and master of his craft. Aaron has deep technical knowledge, which he marries with innovative legal skills and provides the highest quality and most cost-effective legal service available.” Engaging in all aspects of patent procurement and transactions, Christopher Daley-Watson is hotly tipped. One source comments: “Christopher is among the most reliable practitioners I have ever worked with. If I ask him to provide legal advice, I can count on him to do thorough work and get back to me in a timely fashion, and without the need to follow up.” “Chun Ng is great to turn to for the most complicated and commercially sensitive projects. He takes a strategic, holistic, collaborative and responsive approach to problem solving. He has a rare combination of technical electrical engineering expertise and a deep knowledge of litigation-related issues.” Paul Parker is a touchstone lawyer for innovators in the medical device arena and is an elite portfolio developer and transactional lawyer. John Wechkin covers a lot of ground, producing excellent results nationally and internationally for clients in semiconductors, medical devices, cleantech and other industries. On the litigation side, Ramsey Al-Salam, Jerry Riedinger, Ryan McBrayer, and Christina McCullough form a redoubtable line-up. Al-Salam and Riedinger are household names in Seattle and two of the most experienced advocates in the region. Taking inspiration from them, McBrayer acquits himself with distinction in court by presenting complex concepts in a relatable way. McCullough is an important contributor to the group’s post-grant offering.

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