Mr. Reines is widely recognized as a top litigator and a thought leader in the patent field. Most recently, Mr. Reines was named an Intellectual Property “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal. In 2017, he was recognized by the Daily Journal as one of the “Top IP Attorneys” in California, an honor he has received numerous times since 2008. Additionally, Mr. Reines has been ranked in Chambers USA since 2005 and in Chambers Global since 2013 as a leading lawyer in the area of Intellectual Property: Patent, where clients note that he is a “master strategist” who “thinks quickly on his feet and is a big-picture thinker.” Mr. Reines also is recognized by The Legal 500 US in the areas of Appellate and Patent Litigation: Full Coverage, and by Benchmark Litigation as a “National Star” and “Local Litigation Star” for Intellectual Property. Mr. Reines also is named among The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for Patent Litigation in California, as well as one of the top 35 practitioners before the Federal Circuit, by IAM Patent 1000, with sources commenting that he is “an aggressive advocate and worthy adversary,” and “he simply gets good results and that is why he gets hired for big cases.” Mr. Reines has been named a 2016 “Icon of IP” by Law360, and shortlisted in 2018 for “General Patent Litigator of the Year – California” by LMG, which for many years also has included him as a “Life Science Star.” He was also recognized by The American Lawyer in its “Litigator of the Week” profile.
Among his public service commitments, Mr. Reines is Past-President of the Federal Circuit Bar Association and Past-President of the Federal Bar Association's Northern District of California Chapter. He is currently a member of the Government Relations Committee of the Federal Bar Association and the Legislation Committee of the AIPLA. He serves on the Northern District of California Patent Rules and Jury Instruction Committee. Mr. Reines teaches patent litigation at both Berkeley and Stanford Law Schools.