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.
Recommended - Individuals: prosecution
Full-service patent outfit Crowell & Moring has the technical expertise and contentious experience to advise a broad range of patrons. The medical device and pharmaceutical fields are two of its particular specialisms, with a number of its practitioners having advanced scientific degrees and excellent track records in Hatch-Waxman litigation. Some of the leading lights for disputes are James Sobieraj, Laura Lydigsen and Mark Remus. “James consistently produces excellent results. His knowledge of US IP law and practice is astonishingly broad and deep, and his timely advice and service make him a preferred associate whenever US issues arise.” “Laura and Mark are go-to litigation counsel for Hatch-Waxman matters. They are smart, strategic, responsive, make a fantastic team and are great to work with. Laura and Mark both have great client relationship skills and are impressive litigators.” Making his debut in the guide this year is William Frankel. He is a veteran litigator who adopts a customer-centric, business-focused approach to IP disputes. For prosecution work, Joseph Hetz and Andrew Stover are the names to note. “Joseph has an encyclopaedic knowledge of patent prosecution rules and best practices. He is great to work with.” “Andrew is highly professional and efficient, and has been so for decades. He is personable, knowledgeable, helpful and very caring.”