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USA – Best Law Firms for Patent Prosecution – 2020

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Finnegan: Powerhouse IP boutique
Firm

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner

Leader(s)

Mark Sweet, Adriana Burgy

Since

1965

Track record: Finnegan’s front-running patent prosecution practice has represented Vertex Pharmaceuticals, NanoFlex Power, Arkema, Caterpillar and Toyota. It is well-known for its impressive handling of strategic patent prosecution in various industries, including semiconductors, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, industrial manufacturing and consumer electronics.
Team & differentiation: Finnegan annually files over 2,500 US and 1,000 foreign patent applications for utility, plant, and design inventions. With offices in Atlanta, Boston, Reston, Washington D.C. and Palo Alto, the firm services clients all over the country, and regularly handles cross-border work. Its team has strong litigation experience to boot.
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Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton: Wide-ranging patent prosecution experts
Firm

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Leader(s)

Wab Kadaba, Brenda Holmes, Babak Kusha, Charles Calkins

Since

1860

Track record: Kilpatrick’s internationally renowned, 160-year-old patent practice is kept busy throughout the year advising on matters involving patent rights, including M&A, licenses, and technology transfer agreements as well as more traditional patent prosecution. Visa instructed the firm on a fintech patent prosecution matter; GoPro and Novelis are also clients.
Team & differentiation: Fielding more than 200 patent attorneys, Kilpatrick Townsend handles matters covering well over a hundred jurisdictions. Using enhanced prosecution techniques, the group carries out patent portfolio management and audits for high-profile clients. Its well-resourced bench is led by partners in Atlanta, Winston-Salem and San Francisco.
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USA – Best Law Firms for Patent Prosecution – 2020

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