Stephen Smith

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.

Silver - Individuals: litigation

A crack team of over 120 lawyers at Cooley supports more than 1,200 companies with the full range of patent services, including prosecution, litigation and transactional expertise. For contentious briefs Stephen Smith and Sanya Sukduang are all key players in DC. Smith is well versed in handling high-stakes commercial litigation for some of the world’s leading companies. “Sanya is an extremely impressive practitioner. He is a great mentor, excellent at running teams and is a strong advocate for his clients in the courtroom.” For non-contentious instructions, Scott Talbot, Adam Ruttenberg and Michael Tuscan can all be trusted to deliver quality results. Talbot is highly skilled in prosecuting and monetising patents for his following; Ruttenberg is an expert in executing commercial agreements; and Tuscan works closely with biotechnology companies to create and implement global patent strategies.

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