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Managing IP Americas Awards 2019 winners revealed




The Managing IP Americas Awards 2019 ceremony was held on April 4 in New York City; you can view the winners here

Americas-Awards

Managing IP hosted the Americas Awards 2019 in front of nearly 250 people at Essex House in New York City, on what was a fantastic evening to honour the best IP achievements by law firms and in-house counsel last year. 

You can find all of the winners below. Read the shortlists here

We will publish all the photos from these awards and the EMEA and Asia ceremonies in London and Hong Kong, which took place last month, in our May/June magazine.

Congratulations to all the winning firms in the Americas this year!

GLOBAL AWARDS

GLOBAL FIRM OF THE YEAR: Hogan Lovells

IN-HOUSE TRADEMARK TEAM: Adidas

INFLUENTIAL INDIVIDUAL IN IP LAW

Luis Schmidt, Olivares

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Karen Artz Ash, Katten Muchin Rosenman

LATIN AMERICA REGIONAL AWARDS

ARGENTINA

Patent: Marval O'Farrell & Mairal 

Innovation & Technology: Berken IP

Trademark: Ferrer Reyes Tellechea & Bouche

Copyright: Berton Moreno + Ojam

BRAZIL

Patent: Gusmão & Labrunie

Innovation & Technology: Kasznar Leonardos

Trademark: Dannemann Siemsen

CHILE

Patent: Sargent & Krahn

Innovation & Technology: Sargent & Krahn

Trademark: Albagli Zaliasnik

Copyright: Sargent & Krahn

COLOMBIA

Patent: Olarte Moure & Asociados

Innovation & Technology: Cavelier Abogados 

Trademark: Lloreda Camacho & Co

Copyright: Lloreda Camacho & Co

MEXICO

Patent: Olivares

Innovation & Technology: Becceril Coca & Becceril

Trademark: Olivares

Copyright: Olivares

PERU

Patent: Estudio Colmenares & Asociados

Trademark: Estudio Colmenares & Asociados

Latin American Firm to Watch: Barrera & Asociados

CANADA AWARDS

Patent Prosecution: Smart & Biggar

Patent Contentious:  Belmore Neidrauer

Trademark Prosecution:  Gowling WLG

Trademark Contentious: Gowling WLG

Copyright: Torys

Specialty IP Firm:  Aitken Klee

OUTSTANDING IP LITIGATOR IN CANADA

Jason Markwell, Belmore Neidrauer

US NATIONAL AWARDS

Patent Prosecution: Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox

Patent Contentious: WilmerHale

Trademark Prosecution: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Trademark Contentious: Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

Copyright: Weil Gotshal & Manges

Appellate: Kirkland & Ellis

International Trade Commission: Fish & Richardson

Life Sciences IP Litigation: Paul Hastings

Plaintiff IP Firm: McKool Smith

Transactional Firm: Weil Gotshal & Manges

PTAB: Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Firm To Watch: Sideman & Bancroft

Specialty IP Firm: Fish & Richardson

US REGIONAL AWARDS

PATENT PROSECUTION

Northeast: Fish & Richardson

South: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Midwest: Marshall Gerstein & Borun

West: Dorsey & Whitney

PATENT CONTENTIOUS

Northeast: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

South: McKool Smith

Midwest: Winston & Strawn

West: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

TRADEMARK PROSECUTION

Northeast: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

South: Haynes and Boone

Midwest: Banner & Witcoff

West: Fenwick & West

TRADEMARK CONTENTIOUS

Northeast: Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

South: Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Midwest: Banner & Witcoff

West: Loeb & Loeb

COPYRIGHT

East: Weil Gotshal & Manges

West: O’Melveny & Myers

INDIVIDUAL ACHIEVEMENTS

OUTSTANDING IP LITIGATORS – UNITED STATES

California: Daralyn Durie, Durie Tangri

Colorado: Mindy Sooter, WilmerHale

Delaware: Jack Blumenfeld, Morris Nichols Arsht & Tunnell

District of Columbia: Shannon Bloodworth, Perkins Coie

Georgia: Charles Henn Jr, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Illinois: David Callahan, Latham & Watkins

Massachusetts: William Lee, WilmerHale

Michigan: Frank Angileri, Brooks Kushman

Minnesota: Jake Holdreith, Robins Kaplan

New Jersey: Robert Rhoad, Dechert

New York: Nicholas Groombridge, Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison

Pennsylvania: Martin Black, Dechert

Texas: Max Tribble, Susman Godfrey

Virginia: Charles Lipsey, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Washington State: Eric Miller, Perkins Coie

PTAB: Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings

Appellate: Gregory Castanias, Jones Day

MILESTONE CASES

CANADA

Apotex v Bayer

Dollar General v Canada

Rogers Communications v Voltage Pictures

LATIN AMERICA

Elsa Sanchez de Oesterheld et al v Ediciones Record

Termas de Chillán

US

Adidas America v Skechers USA

Berkheimer v HP

Click-to-Call Technologies v Ingenio

Converse v ITC

Helsinn Healthcare v Teva

IBM v Groupon

NantKwest v Iancu

PNC Bank National Association v Secure Axcess

Royal Crown Co v Coca-Cola

Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Allergan v Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Akorn

SAS Institute v Iancu

University of California v Broad Institute

WesternGeco v ION Geophysical Corp


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