Amy M Salmela

IAM Research

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.

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The complete package, Patterson Thuente IP is a discerning choice for high-level strategic patent counsel, precise and efficient prosecution services and robust representation in complex litigation. Notable recent developments include the October 2020 addition of David Swenson as chair of the litigation practice. A force to be reckoned with at trial, Swenson is also distinguished by his appellate expertise and abundant appearances at the Federal Circuit, and debuts in the IAM Patent 1000 this year. Making their return to the rankings, meanwhile, are James Patterson, Brad Pedersen and Amy Salmela – three professionals with broad IP horizons who make a difference for clients in many meaningful ways. Patterson has instilled an unwavering service mentality in the group while setting the highest standards as a portfolio manager, clear-sighted global strategist and opinion giver. Chair of the patent group Pedersen sees the whole playing field, too, thanks to his diverse experience in technology, entrepreneurship and law; like Patterson, he has a talent not just for creating valuable IP assets, but also for putting them to use in business.  Commercial growth is likewise an outcome prioritised by Salmela, who is blessed with rich international legal knowledge and excellent connections.

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