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Seven Mintz Attorneys Named Top Patent Professionals in the Latest Edition of IAM Patent 1000

Six attorneys from Mintz’s Intellectual Property practice, as well as an attorney from Mintz’s Licensing & Technology Transactions Practice, have been recognized as industry leaders in the 2019 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. In addition, the firm was recognized in California and Massachusetts for its patent litigation capabilities.

As noted in the latest edition of the annual guide, which identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world’s key jurisdictions: “Intellectual property is a central pillar of the broader commercial, litigation and transactional practice at Mintz.”

With the firm’s debut in the IAM Patent 1000 California chapter this year, the guide added, “Mintz has done a terrific job building up its patent practice in San Diego.” Top practitioners in the region contributing to the new ranking include Members Kenneth Jenkins and William Kezer, and Member and Chair of the West Coast Technology Transactions Practice Lance Kurata.

The firm also maintains its strong reputation in Massachusetts, with a renowned intellectual property practice consisting of a number of highly regarded patent litigators, strategists and prosecutors. The guide applauded the Boston-based team’s well-honed set of life sciences skills, knowledge of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, and extensive ITC litigation experience.

The following Mintz attorneys were recognized in this year’s edition of the IAM Patent 1000:

  • David G. Conlin (Boston) – Patent Litigation
  • Peter Corless (Boston) – Patent Prosecution
  • Christopher E. Jeffers, PhD (Washington, D.C.) – Patent Transactions
  • Kenneth E. Jenkins, PhD (San Diego) – Patent Prosecution
  • William B. Kezer, PhD (San Francisco) – Patent Prosecution
  • Lance S. Kurata (San Diego) – Patent Transactions
  • Michael T. Renaud (Boston) – Patent Transactions

The 2019 IAM Patent 1000 was compiled following an extensive research process, which included 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.

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