July 22, 2021

Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department has been recognized among the prestigious IAM Patent 1000 in 2021 for its strong patent prosecution and patent litigation 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 second 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 earning new rankings in Texas for the Litigation and Prosecution categories, Washington for the Prosecution category and Missouri, while 16 IP attorneys received individual rankings.

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 five jurisdictions:

United States: Colorado (Litigation and Prosecution)

United States: Illinois (Litigation and Prosecution)

United States: Missouri

United States: Texas (Litigation and Prosecution)

United States:  Washington (Prosecution)

Sixteen Polsinelli attorneys earned a place in the 2021 IAM Patent 1000 individual rankings of the “world’s leading patent professionals.” They include:

Margie Aoki – Washington (Prosecution)

Corey Casey – Missouri (Other Recommended Experts)

Elton Dean – Missouri (Other Recommended Experts)

Tracy Druce – Texas (Prosecution)

Michael P. Dulin – Colorado (Litigation)

Gregory P. Durbin – Colorado (Prosecution)

Taryn Elliot – Colorado (Prosecution)

Melissa Harwood – Washington (Prosecution)

Gary E. Hood – Illinois (Litigation)

S. Wade Johnson – Colorado (Prosecution)

Angel M. Lezak – Washington, D.C. (Prosecution)

Fabio E. Marino – California (Litigation)

Greg Novak – Texas (Prosecution)

Emily C. Peyser – Washington (Prosecution)

John R. Posthumus – Colorado (Litigation)

Suni Sukduang – Nationwide (Post Grant Proceedings) and Texas (Litigation)

Pat Woolley - Missouri (Other Recommended Experts)

The Intellectual Property Department ranks among the Top 1-2% of patent firms overall in Patexia’s Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report, 2020 Edition and is nationally ranked in Tier 1 for Patent Law, Trademark Law, Litigation – Intellectual Property and Litigation – Patent in U.S. News and World Report’s 2021 “Best Law Firms.” As one of the largest IP practices in the nation, Polsinelli has a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents, scientists and other professionals who handle some of the most complex issues facing technology and high-tech companies, bioscience and life sciences companies, animal science, medical device, pharmaceutical, chemical, software and business methods.