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Managing IP North America Awards 2014: the winners

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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