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Highly recommended - Individuals: prosecution
“Bookoff McAndrews is one of the best patent law firms on the market. Its client service is exceptional, and its prosecution and opinion work is unparalleled in quality.” In the decade since its establishment, the prosecution and counselling boutique has come to be relied on by an ever-growing list of start-ups, mid-sized companies and Fortune 100s, for which it has obtained over 4,800 patents in total and advised on key strategic transactions. The outfit has been able to attract top talent and keep it engaged thanks, among other things, to a compensation model that encourages the sharing of work between the best-suited lawyers, a completely flexible work-anywhere approach and an enlightened attitude towards things such as parental leave, which feeds through into the two key unique selling points of agility and consistency; when a company’s needs evolve, the team supporting them does too; the high staff retention rate also means attorneys get to know their patrons and can target their advice more accurately. Turning attention to work highlights, the ensemble manages nearly 1,100 pending patent applications for Boston Scientific Corporation, for which it has obtained over 500 patents since 2012. Central to this relationship are Les Bookoff, Roland McAndrews, Kirsten Johnson and Jessica Winchester, who all bring special qualities to the practice. Bookoff is a master at reading patent and business landscapes and designing creative strategies that keep his clients one step ahead of their competitors. McAndrews inspires confidence and sets the stage for commercial success with his insightful opinions. “Kirsten is always available and a total professional who delivers timely and complete advice and assessments.” “Jessica is extremely diligent and detail oriented, and provides bespoke services rather than canned advice; she completes each job with special care and attention paid to the specifications of the brief, and can be counted on to look out for your best interests. She has a keen eye for innovative strategies, too.” Also coming in for high praise, “Dinesh Melwani is the consummate professional who is hard working, client focused and available at any time; he also provides clear, actional and practical advice.” He is also cited as a top expert on post-grant proceedings and their interplay with district court litigation, and has been acting for Verizon in inter partes reviews challenging Huawei patents asserted against it in the Eastern District of Texas. Another master of USPTO practice, Christopher Agrawal also has a rare talent for licensing. His recent activities include assisting Honeywell International – particularly its aerospace division – in the patenting of industrial Internet-of-Things technologies and growing the portfolio of Worldpay, the largest PIN Debit acquirer in the United States.