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.
Gold - Individuals: litigation
Latham & Watkins has one of the most robust national patent litigation platforms and has some 20 or so representatives in the IAM Patent 1000, who come from offices in California, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts and DC. Many of those are based in the capital – including multiple American College of Trial Lawyers fellows – and help power the firm to a gold-tier ranking locally alongside just six other competitors. A former global IP group chair, Maximilian Grant continues to provide outstanding leadership – doing so is in his DNA. He gets the hardest jobs done in any court, including the ITC where he has an excellent reputation. So, too, Bert Reiser and Jamie Underwood, who have a nuanced knowledge of all aspects of Section 337 investigations. Michael Morin, Adam Perlman and David Frazier form the backbone of a redoubtable life sciences patent litigation group. Matthew Moore concentrates his efforts on high-technology cases and is a former software product development manager in industry who serves as global vice-chair of the group’s technology industry group. Tara Elliott and Lawrence Gotts have broad spheres of operation, Elliott as a commercial and patent litigator and Gotts as an all-round patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright trial lawyer.