Aaron T Olejniczak

IAM Research

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Andrus provides a tailored service at an affordable rate, which scores it high marks from clients. One comments: “During my time in the IP business, I have not come across any US law firm that can compete with the quality and value that Andrus supplies.” Zooming in on prosecution, the team maintains 4,000 US issued patents and is currently responsible for over 1,000 further pending US applications. Integral to the smooth running of the non-contentious practice, Peter Holsen comes in for effusive praise: “Peter always impresses with his technical understanding and complete command of US patent law. He is also extremely service-minded, very responsive and always kind and polite in correspondence. He’s the number one choice.” He plays a key role representing Brunswick Corporation, which has instructed the outfit since the 1930s, as does Ryann Beck, who makes her debut in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. “Ryann is incredibly smart and highly adept at working with inventors. She gives honest assessments and detailed, accurate advice.” Her other patrons include GE Healthcare, which she supports on biomedical technology matters working alongside Joseph Kuborn and Benjamin Imhoff. Kuborn provides outstanding leadership to the practice and is elevated in his strategic thinking, thanks to his exposure to high-level patent procurement, conflict resolution and transactional work. Imhoff is “extremely knowledgeable and proficient at handling the most difficult cases – he doesn’t give up until he has found a good solution”. The ensemble’s litigators never let the side down either, but drive satisfying results by deploying both technical expertise and advocacy skill. The top litigators on deck are Aaron Olejniczak and Christopher Liro, who make an excellent team. Of the former, one source comments: “I recommend and refer to Aaron without qualification. His level of expertise, promptness and ability to effectively communicate is outstanding. He is a really business-focused litigator.” Liro is nimble in his ability to quickly adapt to cases involving diverse technologies; he knows how to develop strong litigation themes and strategies, which serves him well in court and in negotiations.

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