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Managing IP North America Awards 2014: the winners



Michael Loney and Alli Pyrah, Washington DC


Awards were presented to the leading national and regional firms in US and Canada, as well as the outstanding IP litigators by state, at a ceremony at the Willard InterContinental in Washington DC on March 25

US REGIONAL AWARDS

Patent Prosecution – Northeast Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Patent Prosecution – South Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Patent Prosecution – Midwest Marshall Gerstein & Borun

Patent Prosecution – West Knobbe Martens

Patent Contentious – Northeast  WilmerHale

Patent Contentious – South Duane Morris

Patent Contentious – Midwest Sidley Austin

Patent Contentious – West Morrison & Foerster

Trademark Prosecution – Northeast Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Trademark Prosecution – South Pirkey Barber

Trademark Prosecution – Midwest Leydig Voit & Mayer

Trademark Prosecution – West Cooley

Trademark Contentious – Northeast Kirkland & Ellis

Trademark Contentious – South Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Trademark Contentious – Midwest Leydig Voit & Mayer

Trademark Contentious – West Cooley

Copyright – Northeast WilmerHale

Copyright – South Alston & Bird

Copyright – Midwest Kirkland & Ellis

Copyright – West Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

 

CANADA NATIONAL AWARDS

Patent Prosecution Gowling Lafleur Henderson

Patent Contentious McCarthy Tétrault

Trademark Prosecution Gowling Lafleur Henderson

Trademark Contentious Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Copyright Gowling Lafleur Henderson

Specialty IP Firm Smart & Biggar/Fetherstonhaugh

Outstanding IP Practitioner Anthony Creber, Gowling Lafleur Henderson

US NATIONAL AWARDS

Plaintiff IP Firm McKool Smith

Life Science and Biotech Jones Day

Pharma IP Litigation Fitzpatrick Cella Harper & Scinto

International Trade Commission Covington & Burling

Patent Prosecution Knobbe Martens

Patent Contentious WilmerHale

Trademark Prosecution Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Trademark Contentious Kirkland & Ellis

Copyright Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Specialty IP Firm Knobbe Martens

 

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT - OUTSTANDING IP LITIGATORS

California Annette Hurst, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Colorado Jim Brogan, Cooley

Delaware Jack Blumenfeld, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

Georgia Woody Jameson, Duane Morris

Illinois David Pritikin, Sidley Austin

Massachusetts William Lee, WilmerHale

Michigan Michael Huget, Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn

New Jersey Scott Christie, McCarter & English

New York Gregory Arovas, Kirkland & Ellis

Ohio Calvin Griffith, Jones Day

Pennsylvania Patrick McElhinny, K&L Gates

Texas Douglas Cawley, McKool Smith

Virginia Erika Harmon Arner, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Washington State Douglas Greenswag, K&L Gates

Washington DC Seth Waxman, WilmerHale

IN-HOUSE TEAMS

In-house Patent Team Monsanto

In-house Trademark Team Mattel

In-house Copyright Team Google

In-house Licensing Team Microsoft

 

FIRMS TO WATCH

US Trademark Firm To Watch Kelly IP
 
US Patent Firm To Watch Desmarais
 
Canada IP Firm To Watch Belmore Neidrauer 


MILESTONE CASES

Kirtsaeng v John Wiley & Sons Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

Bowman v Monsanto WilmerHale; co-counsel Thompson Coburn

Authors Guild v Google WilmerHale; also Durie Tangri

Medtronic v Boston Scientific WilmerHale; also Robins Kaplan

Carnegie Mellon University v Marvell K&L Gates

SAP v Versata Finnegan; co-counsel Ropes & Gray

Cinar Corporation v Robinson Gowling Lafleur Henderson

Sanofi-Aventis v Apotex Gowling Lafleur Henderson


INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENT

Outstanding Achievement in IP Justin Hughes

Outstanding Achievement in IP Aaron Cooper

Lifetime Achievement Donald Dunner


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