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Bronze - Individuals: litigation
Making its debut in the guide this year, “Nixon Peabody is a great law firm and has been a reliable source of faithful counsel since its foundation. It can support on virtually any patent issue and offers reasonable fee arrangements, and has an excellent team of patent attorneys with efficient case-management skills.” “Seth Levy is a calm, responsive and thoughtful practitioner. He provides both strategic and tactical counsel, drafts and reviews transactional agreements, and negotiates effectively to ensure long-lasting results. Seth is appreciated for his partnership mindset, diligence, ethics and ability to deliver a work product that is in line with the client’s needs and timeline. Seth’s deep knowledge of patent law brings a broad perspective to IP strategy, and he routinely leverages his external network to develop credible and trusting relationships with licensing and business partners.” Shawn Hansen is quick to master the intricate details of a case, yet can break it down simply and effectively in court. He has a glittering track record of wins in high-stakes disputes in federal courts across the United States and has been busy serving as first chair litigation counsel, alongside Levy, for Alaska Airlines in a patent infringement action brought by Modern Font Applications. IAM Patent 1000 newcomer “Andrew Choung is brilliant at case management and coordinates well with co-counsel. His technical knowledge and guidance on differentiating strategies depending on objectives means he often reaches settlements that are favourable.” He is most at home handling complex disputes for high-technology companies and is also well versed at the PTAB when it comes to inter partes reviews.