July 14, 2020

Firm also secures two regional rankings and 11 attorney rankings in the leading directory that identifies the top patent professionals around the globe

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department has been recognized among the prestigious IAM Patent 1000 in 2020 for its strong patent prosecution capabilities. The unique guide identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe, and shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed “outstanding in this pivotal area of practice.” This is the first time Polsinelli has ranked at the national level on the IAM Patent 1000 list.  

Polsinelli’s IP Department again earned regional rankings in Colorado and Illinois for the Litigation and Prosecution categories, while 11 IP attorneys received individual rankings. 

“The IAM Patent 1000 guide is widely known and respected as a top resource within the IP industry and something we are proud to be included in,” said Polsinelli Intellectual Property Department Chair Patrick Woolley. “I am proud of our 11 attorneys who received this deserved recognition as they continue to work tirelessly on behalf of their clients at the highest level. Further, I am so pleased with our entire Department as they are the reason behind our first-ever firm ranking in the IAM Patent 1000, something we all can celebrate as a great accomplishment for our team.” 

The IAM Patent 1000 is compiled through an extensive research process including more than 1,800 interviews with patent specialists around the world, as well as peer and client feedback. Individual attorneys qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. 

Law firms earning a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 demonstrate a depth of expertise, market presence and superior level of work. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work in which they are typically engaged. 

Polsinelli is among 16 U.S. law firms ranked nationally in the Prosecution category. The firm is also ranked in two jurisdictions:

  • United States: Colorado (Litigation and Prosecution)
  • United States: Illinois (Litigation and Prosecution)

Eleven Polsinelli attorneys earned a place in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 individual rankings of the “world’s leading patent professionals.” They include:

  • Y. Jenny Chen – Massachusetts (Prosecution)
  • Michael P. Dulin – Colorado (Litigation)
  • Gregory P. Durbin – Colorado (Prosecution)
  • Gary E. Hood – Illinois (Litigation)
  • S. Wade Johnson – Colorado (Prosecution)
  • Angel M. Lezak – Washington, D.C. (Prosecution)
  • Fabio E. Marino – California (Litigation)
  • Emily C. Peyser – Washington (Prosecution)
  • John R. Posthumus – Colorado (Litigation)
  • Suni Sukduang – Texas (Litigation)
  • Timothy A. Worrall, Ph.D. – Colorado (Prosecution)

Polsinelli’s IP Department continues to earn national recognition in addition to its inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000. The firm was recently named among the Top 10 Best Performing Law Firms Overall and as a Top Performing Law Firm in High-Tech, according to Patexia’s Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report 2020 edition. Polsinelli is also nationally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 “Best Law Firms” for Patent Law, Trademark Law and Litigation – Intellectual Property, demonstrating the firm’s strong commitment and leadership in IP law. 

About Polsinelli
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.