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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.

 

LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

ARGENTINA

Firm of the Year

Marval O’ Farrell & Mairal

 

BOLIVIA

Firm of the Year

Moreno Baldivieso

 

BRAZIL

Patent

Licks Attorneys

 

Trademark

Daniel Law

 

Copyright & Design

Gusmão & Labrunie

 

CARIBBEAN

Firm of the Year

Miniño Abogados

 

CENTRAL AMERICA

Firm of the Year

Arias

 

CHILE

Firm of the Year

Sargent & Krahn

 

COLOMBIA

Firm of the Year

Cavelier Abogados

 

ECUADOR

Firm of the Year

CorralRosales

 

MEXICO

Patent

Dumont

 

Trademark

Baker McKenzie

 

PANAMA

Firm of the Year

Icaza González-Ruiz & Alemán

 

PERU

Firm of the Year

BARLAW - Barrera & Asociados

 

URUGUAY

Firm of the Year

Fischer Abogados

 

VENEZUELA

Firm of the Year

Hoet & Partners

 

PRACTITIONER OF THE YEAR

Adriana Barrera, BARLAW - Barrera & Asociados (Peru)



 

NORTH AMERICA

CANADA

Copyright 

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

 

 

UNITED STATES

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Patent Prosecution (Northeast)

Bookoff McAndrews

 

Patent Prosecution (South)

Haynes and Boone

 

Patent Prosecution (Midwest)

Armstrong Teasdale

 

Patent Prosecution (West)

Fenwick & West

 

Patent Contentious (Northeast)

WilmerHale

 

 

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

 

NATIONAL CATEGORIES

Patent Prosecution

Fenwick & West

 

Patent Contentious

Arnold & Porter

 

Trademark Prosecution

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

 

Trademark Contentious

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

 

Copyright

Loeb & Loeb

 

Appellate 

Arnold & Porter

 

ITC

Alston & Bird

 

Life Sciences IP Litigation

Weil Gotshal & Manges

 

IP Transactions

Weil Gotshal & Manges

 

PTAB

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

 

STATE CATEGORIES

Litigator of the Year

California

Darin Snyder, O’Melveny & Myers

 

Colorado

Mindy Sooter, WilmerHale

 

Delaware

Martina Tyreus Hufnal, Fish & Richardson

 

DC Metro

Michael McKeon, Fish & Richardson

 

Georgia

Jason Rosenberg, Alston & Bird

 

Illinois

Thomas Rein, Sidley Austin

 

Massachusetts

Sarah Chapin Columbia, McDermott Will & Emery

 

Michigan

John S Artz, Dickinson Wright

 

Minnesota

Andrew Hansen, Fox Rothschild

 

New York

Elizabeth Weiswasser, Weil Gotshal & Manges

 

Pennsylvania

Steven Maslowski, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

 

Texas

Travis Wimberly, Pirkey Barber

 

Washington

Melanie Mayer, Fenwick & West

   



SPECIAL AWARDS

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

Google

 

In-house Patent Team of the Year

Samsung Electronics

 

In-house Trademark Team of the Year

The Coca-Cola Company

 

 

IMPACT CASES

CANADA

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

 

UNITED STATES

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)

WilmerHale

 

Minerva v Hologic (US Supreme Court)

Sidley Austin

 

Philanthropist.com 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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