Managing IP Americas Awards 2023: all the winners revealed
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Managing IP Americas Awards 2023: all the winners revealed

Americas Awards

We hosted the first ceremony of the 18th 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 2023 ceremony last night, April 27, to recognise and celebrate remarkable intellectual property achievements by law firms, companies and individuals last year.

More than 190 guests joined us at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York City to find out who won, and why, in a whole host of categories. We thank all our guests and event partners for making the Americas Awards 2023 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 EMEA Awards 2023 ceremony, which will be hosted on June 21. See the shortlist here.

Congratulations to all the winners!


CANADA

Copyright Firm of the Year – Canada

Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year – Canada

Smart & Biggar

Patent Disputes Firm of the Year – Canada

Gowling WLG

Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year – Canada

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – Canada

Gowling WLG

IP Transactions Firm of the Year – Canada

Torys

IP Boutique Firm of the Year – Canada

Bereskin & Parr

Copyright Practitioner of the Year – Canada

Casey Chisick, Cassels Brock & Blackwell

Trademark Practitioner of the Year – Canada

Jim Holloway, Baker McKenzie

Patent Practitioner of the Year – Canada

Julie Desrosiers, Fasken

Transactions Practitioner of the Year – Canada

Edward Fan, Torys


LATIN AMERICA & CARIBBEAN

Firm of the Year – Argentina

Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum

Firm of the Year – Bolivia

Moreno Baldivieso

Patent Firm of the Year – Brazil

Dannemann Siemsen

Trademark Firm of the Year – Brazil

Bhering Advogados

Copyright & Design Firm of the Year – Brazil

Trench Rossi Watanabe

Firm of the Year – Caribbean

Miniño Abogados

Firm of the Year – Central America

Arias

Firm of the Year – Chile

Carey

Firm of the Year – Colombia

Cavelier Abogados

Firm of the Year – Ecuador

Bustamante Fabara

Patent Firm of the Year – Mexico

Olivares

Trademark Firm of the Year – Mexico

Basham Ringe y Correa

Firm of the Year – Paraguay

Ferrere Abogados

Firm of the Year – Peru

Estudio Echecopar

Firm of the Year – Uruguay

Fischer Abogados

Firm of the Year – Venezuela

Hoet & Partners

Practitioner of the Year – Latin America

Juan Carlos Ojam, Ojam Bullrich Flanzbaum


UNITED STATES

REGIONAL AWARDS

US Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (Northeast)

Bookoff McAndrews

US Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (South)

Ballard Spahr

US Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (Midwest)

Shook Hardy & Bacon

US Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (West)

Holland & Hart

US Patent Disputes Firm of the Year (Northeast)

Williams & Connolly

US Patent Disputes Firm of the Year (South)

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

US Patent Disputes Firm of the Year (Midwest)

Sidley Austin

US Patent Disputes Firm of the Year (West)

Fish & Richardson

US Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (Northeast)

Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu

US Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (South)

Alston & Bird

US Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (Midwest)

Mayer Brown

US Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (West)

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

US Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year (Northeast)

Cowan Liebowitz & Latman

US Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year (South)

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

US Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year (Midwest)

Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson

US Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year (West)

Knobbe Martens

US Copyright Firm of the Year (East)

Mayer Brown

US Copyright Firm of the Year (West)

Loeb & Loeb


NATIONAL CATEGORIES

Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year – United States

Fenwick & West

Patent Disputes Firm of the Year – United States

WilmerHale

Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – United States

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Trademark Disputes Firm of the Year – United States

Knobbe Martens

Copyright Firm of the Year – United States

Weil Gotshal & Manges

Appellate Firm of the Year – United States

WilmerHale

ITC Firm of the Year – United States

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Life Sciences IP Litigation Firm of the Year – United States

Williams & Connolly

IP Transactions Firm of the Year – United States

Ropes & Gray

PTAB Firm of the Year

Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

IP Boutique Firm of the Year – United States

Desmarais

Firm to Watch – United States

Morrison & Foerster

IP Transactions Practitioner of the Year

Charan Sandhu, Weil Gotshal & Manges


PTAB Practitioner of the Year

Naveen Modi, Paul Hastings

Patent Prosecution Practitioner of the Year

Ahsan Shaikh, McDermott Will & Emery

Trademark Prosecution Practitioner of the Year

Danny Awdeh, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Appellate Practitioner of the Year

Steven Horowitz, Sidley Austin


STATE CATEGORIES

Litigator of the Year – California

Joseph Re, Knobbe Martens

Litigator of the Year – Colorado

Rob Brunelli, Sheridan Ross

Litigator of the Year – DC Metro

Douglas Rettew, Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunner

Litigator of the Year – Delaware

Anne Shea Gaza, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor

Litigator of the Year – Georgia

Wab Kadaba, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Litigator of the Year – Illinois

Bradley Cohn, Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson

Litigator of the Year – Massachusetts

William Lee, WilmerHale

Litigator of the Year – Minnesota

Jake Holdreith, Robins Kaplan

Litigator of the Year – New York

John Desmarais, Desmarais

Litigator of the Year – Pennsylvania

Eric Kraeutler, Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Litigator of the Year – Texas

Alexandra (Lexie) White, Susman Godfrey

Litigator of the Year – Washington

Andres Healy, Susman Godfrey


SPECIAL AWARDS

REGIONAL CATEGORIES

Americas Firm of the Year for IP

Baker McKenzie

Americas In-house IP Leader of the Year

Stephen Wurth, Qualcomm

Americas In-house Copyright Team of the Year

Oracle

Americas In-house Patent Team of the Year

Qualcomm

Americas In-house Trademark Team of the Year

Monster Energy


IMPACT CASES OF THE YEAR

CANADA

Benjamin Moore & Co v Attorney General of Canada (2022 FC 923)

Firm: Ridout & Maybee

Merck Canada et al v Canada (2022 QCCA 240)

Firm: Fasken

Nova Chemicals Corp v Dow Chemical (2022 SCC 43)

Firm: Smart & Biggar

Pharmascience Inc v Teva Canada Innovation (2022 FCA 2)

Firm: Aitken Klee

Paid Search Engine Tools v Google Canada (2021 FC 1435)

Firm: Gowling WLG

SOCAN v Entertainment Software Association (2022 SCC 30)

Firm: Cassels Brock & Blackwell


UNITED STATES

AK Futures v Boyd Street Distro (9th Circuit 2022)

Firm: Morrison & Foerster

California Institute of Technology v Broadcom (Fed Cir 2022)

Firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Centripetal Networks v Cisco Systems (Fed Cir 2022)

Firm: WilmerHale

Meenaxi Enterprise v The Coca-Cola Company (Fed Cir 2022)

Firm: Cowan Liebowitz & Latman

Nichino America v Valent USA (3rd Cir 2022)

Firm: Pattishall McAuliffe Newbury Hilliard & Geraldson

Nippon Shinyaku v Sarepta Therapeutics (Fed Cir 2022)

Firm: Morgan Lewis & Bockius

Open Sky Industries v VLSI Technology (PTAB 2022)

Firm: WilmerHale

Qualcomm v Apple (Fed Cir 2022)

Firm: Jones Day

Unicolors v H&M Hennes & Mauritz (US Supreme Ct 2022)

Firm: Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe

University of California v Broad Institute (PTAB 2022)

Firm: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan





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 18th year, the programme covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. Read about the practice areas and award categories here.

Each year, our research analysts obtain information from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, email, and online surveys. We ask firms and in-house teams to complete their respective research forms here. This year's awards are based on last year's developments and information.

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 win an award or be shortlisted based on our independent research findings alone.

The research for the IP STARS rankings and the Managing IP Awards programme is rigorous and impartial. There is no fee to pay to participate 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 Delinian (formerly Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC) and promoted on our website.

If you have questions or feedback about the Americas Awards, please contact Chris Adams. Readers can also contact our head of research Kingsley Egbuonu about the Managing IP Awards programme.


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. The programme is widely regarded as the premier IP law firm awards event in the legal industry. The previous winners of the Managing IP Awards can be found here.

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