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

Mintz is pleased to share that 11 attorneys from the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice, as well as an attorney from the firm’s Licensing & Technology Transactions Practice, have been recognized as industry leaders in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. In addition, the firm was recognized in California for its patent prosecution capabilities and Massachusetts for its patent litigation work.

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: “Mintz enjoyed a red-letter year in 2019.” The firm was identified as handling high quality work for clients in both high tech and life sciences industries. 

Mintz’s California-based IP team was again recognized for its patent prosecution work, with several new practitioners ranked this year. Editors remarked that this team has “been busy doing their thing as prosecutors, portfolio managers, counsellors and diligence lawyers par excellence.” 

Notably, the firm increased its already strong reputation in Massachusetts. Editors pointed out that Mintz’s Boston IP team “put in some memorable performances at the ITC,” and added that the firm has a “robust pharmaceutical and biotechnology litigation practice.”

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

  • David Conlin, Massachusetts (Litigation)
  • Peter Corless, Massachusetts (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • William Geary, Massachusetts (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • Fred Hernandez, California (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • Christopher Jeffers, DC Metro Area (Transactions)
  • Kenneth Jenkins, California (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • William Kezer, California (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • Lance Kurata, California (Transactions)
  • Michael Renaud, Massachusetts (Litigation)
  • Terri Shieh-Newton, California (Prosecution & Strategy)
  • Thomas Wintner, Massachusetts (Litigation)
  • James Wodarski, Massachusetts (Litigation)

The 2020 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.