Insights: News Releases Twenty-Six Kilpatrick Townsend Attorneys Recognized in 2020 IAM Patent 1000

Firm Receives Recognition in China, as well as U.S. National and U.S. Regional Rankings

ATLANTA (June 23) Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced today that 26 Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys were named to the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 - The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners (IAM Patent 1000). The firm earned outstanding recognition in China: Foreign, and also achieved recognition in the United States National category, and in five states including: California, Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, and Washington. 

In the China: Foreign region, Kilpatrick Townsend was one of only 19 firms ranked and had the most ranked individuals. The firm was also one of only 16 firms recognized in U.S. National, Prosecution category. Kilpatrick Townsend received Gold Band designation for the firm’s patent team in Georgia, for litigation in Colorado, and for patent prosecution in Washington. The firm was ranked Highly Recommended, the highest level of recognition, in patent prosecution and is one of just five firms ranked in the transactions category in Colorado. Kilpatrick Townsend was singled out for patent prosecution and litigation in California, and the firm’s patent team in North Carolina was also recognized. 

The IAM Patent 1000 guide was compiled following an extensive research process. For over five months, IAM conducted thousands of detailed interviews with numerous private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualified for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they received sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. For more information on IAM Patent 1000, please click here.

Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys named as top patent practitioners include: 

  • John Alemanni
  • Nena Bains
  • Jesse Bennett
  • Eugene Bernard
  • Charles Calkins
  • Ko-Fang Chang
  • Megan Chung
  • Thomas Franklin  
  • Steven Gardner
  • Darin Gibby 
  • Charles Gray
  • Jamie Isbester 
  • Wab Kadaba 
  • Sujit Kotwal
  • Justin Krieger 
  • Tina McKeon
  • Steve Moore
  • Kris Reed
  • Dean Russell  
  • Andrew Serafini
  • William Shaffer  
  • David Sipiora  
  • Mitchell Stockwell  
  • Renae Wainwright
  • Roger Wylie
  • Lu Yin

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine was launched in July 2003 to address the need for organizations to maximize the value of their IP and other intangibles, and to examine the strategies they can put in place to do this. IAM is unique because it treats IP as a business asset and tool rather than simply as a legal right. 


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