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Weil’s IP Practices Receive Outstanding Recognition in 2020 IAM Patent 1000 Survey

Michael Epstein, Karen Ballack, Jeffrey Osterman, Charan Sandhu, Brian Ferguson, Edward Reines, Elizabeth Weiswasser, Anne Cappella, Anish Desai, Doug McClellan, Garland Stephens

Weil’s IP practices again earned national honors in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. The publication recognized both the Firm’s Patent Litigation and Technology & IP Transactions practices as among the best in the United States, and granted Weil a total of eight firmwide rankings while awarding eleven lawyers for a combined twelve individual recommendations.

IAM Patent 1000 highlighted Weil’s expertise in high-stakes IP disputes, noting that when “technology companies clash with key competitors over patents, they dial up Weil.” Weil’s Patent Litigation practice earned rankings nationally as well as in each of the primary regions where it operates, including California, the D.C. Metro area, New York and Texas. IAM Patent 1000 also noted that Weil’s “hard-hitting national patent litigation group is highly collaborative; lawyers in Houston, Silicon Valley, DC and New York connect seamlessly in a way that immeasurably enhances trial teams and positively influences results.” Patent Litigation Co-Heads Brian Ferguson, Edward Reines and Elizabeth Weiswasser, and partners Anne Cappella, Anish Desai, Doug McClellan and Garland Stephens all received individual rankings.

Weil’s Technology & IP Transactions practice received a “highly recommended” ranking for Transactions in New York, while also earning recognition nationally and in California. IAM Patent 1000 emphasized Weil’s expertise in “non-commodity deals,” noting that “its 24-strong dedicated group – one of, if not the largest in the country – consistently changes the game for life sciences, financial services and high-tech entities.” Four U.S. Technology & IP Transactions partners are recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 practice Head Michael Epstein and partners Karen Ballack, Jeffrey Osterman and Charan Sandhu.


Complete list of firmwide rankings:

National
  • Recommended for Transactions
  • Silver Ranking for Litigation
California
  • Recommended for Transactions
  • Silver Ranking for Litigation
D.C. Metro
  • Bronze Ranking for Litigation
New York
  • Highly Recommended for Transactions
  • Bronze Ranking for Litigation
Texas
  • Bronze Ranking for Litigation

The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners is compiled by IAM magazine, a leading source of information on intellectual property, from detailed interviews with both practitioners and patent owners.

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