Ahsan A Shaikh

IAM Research

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McDermott’s US patent litigation team is in the vanguard of the action: in the past five years, it has handled some 210-plus district court cases, 100-plus PTAB proceedings and numerous ITC investigations. Its work often has a cross-border component, for which its international resources prove invaluable. Helping to sustain a pristine record of success out of all of this are Chicago-based litigators Michael Chu and Charles McMahon. Local IP litigation group leader Chu “handles troubling infringement lawsuits masterfully and is particularly adept at managing unpredictable and difficult opposing parties”. McMahon calls on his rich trial and licensing know-how to achieve ideal outcomes in court cases and in settlement negotiations. McDermott also makes light work of prosecution and counselling assignments, many of which are fielded by global patent prosecution head Ahsan Shaikh, whose targeted approach to IP value creation secures his reputation as a supremely efficient lawyer; the money spent on his fees is a wise investment, not a cost.

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