Andrea Porterfield

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 strength in depth and technical versatility at Polsinelli has solidly established it as a repository of trust for those seeking total patent care. Chair of the IP department, Patrick Woolley seamlessly blends his legal knowledge and business acumen to seek out the commercial value of patent portfolios and is an exceptional leader. The wonderfully holistic Corey Casey brings a unique insight as a registered pharmacist – he deftly manages portfolios and is a poised litigator and deal maker. Tara Nealey is a top choice for those in the biotechnology and life sciences arena and has recently acted for Skysong Innovations, for which she has handled almost 200 patent prosecution matters for in the last year. Working closely with Nealy on this matter are Kathryn Doty and IAM Patent 1000 newcomer Andrea Porterfield. The pair are laser focused on creating bespoke strategies and delivering business-aligned results to patrons. Always impressive in his strategic prowess, Elton Dean is praised for his willingness to dig deep into the technical details of a case. Seasoned litigator and deal maker Jay Heidrick is another fresh face in the guide this year. Standing out as a creative problem solver, Heidrick resolves disputes quickly and effectively and complements his practice with his considerable expertise in trade secrets.

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