Managing IP Americas Awards 2022: all the winners revealed
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Managing IP Americas Awards 2022: all the winners revealed

The awards in full flow at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City

We hosted the first instalment of the 17th annual Managing IP Awards to celebrate remarkable IP achievements by law firms and in-house teams in the Americas region

We hosted the Americas Awards 2022 ceremony last night, April 7, to recognise and celebrate remarkable intellectual property achievements by law firms, companies and individuals last year.

More than 150 guests joined us at the Lotte New York Palace in New York City to find out who won, and why, in a whole host of categories. The ceremony was our first in-person awards event since we suspended such events in 2020 because of the pandemic. We thank all our guests and event partners for making the Americas Awards 2022 a success. 

You can find all of the winners below, and the shortlist is here. We intend to share more information about the awards, including photos, on LinkedIn (e.g. here and here) and Twitter (@IP_STARS and @ManagingIP), so keep an eye on our social media pages.

All the firms, companies and individuals recognised this year can contact our Americas business development manager George Reeves to discuss various opportunities to share their achievements with our audience and the IP community.

We now turn our attention to the Asia-Pacific Awards 2022, which will be announced online on June 1. See the shortlist here.

Congratulations to all the winners.




Firm of the Year

Marval O’ Farrell & Mairal



Firm of the Year

Moreno Baldivieso




Licks Attorneys



Daniel Law


Copyright & Design

Gusmão & Labrunie



Firm of the Year

Miniño Abogados



Firm of the Year




Firm of the Year

Sargent & Krahn



Firm of the Year

Cavelier Abogados



Firm of the Year








Baker McKenzie



Firm of the Year

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán



Firm of the Year

BARLAW - Barrera & Asociados



Firm of the Year

Fischer Abogados



Firm of the Year

Hoet & Partners



Adriana Barrera, BARLAW - Barrera & Asociados (Peru)





Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Patent Contentious 

Gowling WLG


Patent Prosecution 

Smart & Biggar


Trademark Contentious 

Smart & Biggar


Trademark Prosecution 

Borden Ladner Gervais


IP Transactions

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


IP Boutique 

Smart & Biggar


Practitioner of the Year (Copyright)

Casey Chisick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell


Practitioner of the Year (Trademark)

Justine Wiebe, Borden Ladner Gervais


Practitioner of the Year (Patent)

Bradley White, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt


Practitioner of the Year (IP Transactions)

Vincent Yip, McCarthy Tétrault





Patent Prosecution (Northeast)

Bookoff McAndrews


Patent Prosecution (South)

Haynes and Boone


Patent Prosecution (Midwest)

Armstrong Teasdale


Patent Prosecution (West)

Fenwick & West


Patent Contentious (Northeast)




Patent Contentious (South)

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton


Patent Contentious (Midwest)

Sidley Austin


Patent Contentious (West)

O'Melveny & Myers


Trademark Prosecution (Northeast) 

Arent Fox


Trademark Prosecution (South)

Alston & Bird


Trademark Prosecution (Midwest) 

Greenberg Traurig


Trademark Prosecution (West) 

Holland & Hart


Trademark Contentious (Northeast)

Kelly IP


Trademark Contentious (South)

Pirkey Barber


Trademark Contentious (Midwest)

Robins Kaplan


Trademark Contentious (West)

Sideman & Bancroft


Copyright (East)

Weil Gotshal & Manges


Copyright (West)

King & Spalding



Patent Prosecution

Fenwick & West


Patent Contentious

Arnold & Porter


Trademark Prosecution

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton


Trademark Contentious

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner



Loeb & Loeb



Arnold & Porter



Alston & Bird


Life Sciences IP Litigation

Weil Gotshal & Manges


IP Transactions

Weil Gotshal & Manges



Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner


IP Boutique

Durie Tangri


Firm to Watch

Allen & Overy


Practitioner of the Year (PTAB)

Brent Babcock, Loeb & Loeb


Practitioner of the Year (Patent Prosecution)

Michael Drapkin, Holland & Hart


Practitioner of the Year (Trademark Prosecution)

Monica Riva Talley, Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox


Practitioner of the Year (IP Transactions)

Hannah England, Ropes & Gray


Practitioner of the Year (Appellate)

Thomas Goldstein, Goldstein & Russell



Litigator of the Year


Darin Snyder, O’Melveny & Myers



Mindy Sooter, WilmerHale



Martina Tyreus Hufnal, Fish & Richardson


DC Metro

Michael McKeon, Fish & Richardson



Jason Rosenberg, Alston & Bird



Thomas Rein, Sidley Austin



Sarah Chapin Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery



John S Artz, Dickinson Wright



Andrew Hansen, Fox Rothschild


New York

Elizabeth Weiswasser, Weil Gotshal & Manges



Steven Maslowski, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld



Travis Wimberly, Pirkey Barber



Melanie Mayer, Fenwick & West



Americas Firm of the Year for IP

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton


In-house IP Leader of the Year

Brett Alten, Hewlett Packard Enterprise


In-house Copyright Team of the Year



In-house Patent Team of the Year

Samsung Electronics


In-house Trademark Team of the Year

The Coca-Cola Company





Loblaws Inc v Columbia Insurance Company (Federal Court of Appeal)

Smart & Biggar


Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc v Locust Lane Estate Winery Corp (Federal Court)

Borden Ladner Gervais


Apotex v Shire (Federal Court of Appeal)

Gowling WLG


Western Oilfield Equipment Rentals v M-I LLC (Federal Court of Appeal)

Borden Ladner Gervais


York University v Canadian Copyright Licensing Agency (Supreme Court of Canada)

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt and Borden Ladner Gervais



Amgen v Sanofi (Federal Circuit)

Arnold & Porter


The Coca Cola Company v Meenaxi Enterprise (TTAB)

Alston & Bird


Google v Oracle (US Supreme Court)

Goldstein & Russell


Hetronic International v Hetronic Germany (10th Circuit)

Jenner & Block


In re Samsung Electronics (Federal Circuit)

O'Melveny & Myers


Intel v Qualcomm (Federal Circuit)



Minerva v Hologic (US Supreme Court)

Sidley Austin v The General Conference Corporation of Seventh-day Adventists (TTAB)

Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney


United States v Arthrex (US Supreme Court)

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher


Zuma Press v Getty Images (2nd Circuit)

Weil Gotshal & Manges



Research methodology

The Managing IP Awards programme is the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. Now in its 17th year, the programme covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. 

Each year our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners and their clients through interviews, email and online surveys.

Before compiling the shortlists, our researchers evaluated work data supplied by firms and, where applicable, reviewed publicly available information such as court and IP office records. They focused on work done or concluded in the previous year, particularly looking for case studies that were of great significance to clients and/or IP law and practice. Firms, companies and individuals can also be shortlisted based on the researcher's independent research findings.

The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee for participating in our research, but participation does not guarantee recognition.

The awards are not influenced by any commercial relationship with Managing IP, and no firm or individual can pay to influence the results. Any firm, regardless of its ranking in IP STARS, can win the Managing IP award.

The Managing IP Awards programme is distinct and separate from any other legal industry awards programmes organised by Euromoney and promoted on our website.

Please contact Chris Adams or Kingsley Egbuonu if you have any questions about the Managing IP Americas Awards.


History of the Managing IP Awards

Managing IP launched its awards programme in 2006. The ceremonies attract hundreds of guests, including in-house counsel and prominent public officials in the IP industry. It is widely regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. In total, more than 1,000 guests attended the ceremonies in 2019 and 2020.

The Managing IP Awards programme has evolved and grown over the years. We now host regional ceremonies instead of a global ceremony in London, and the research covers more than seven practice areas and over 50 jurisdictions.

See all the previous winners here.

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