LONDON, June 13, 2012 – Four King & Spalding intellectual property lawyers earned five listings in the inaugural edition of the IAM Patent 1000–The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012, including one listing at the national level. In addition, King & Spalding was named one of the top two patent litigation firms in the state of Georgia in the new guide published this month by Intellectual Asset Management magazine.
In awarding King & Spalding its highest ranking, gold, in Georgia, IAM said the firm “…is the outfit that many blue-chips entrust with tricky patent issues – locally, at the ITC and elsewhere. Prosecution, portfolio management and licensing are further strengths of the group.”
The King & Spalding partners recognized in IAM Patent 1000 are:
Holmes J. Hawkins, III – Recommended
Rebecca J. Kaufman – Recommended
Tony V. Pezzano, Litigation – Bronze
Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Prosecution – Recommended
Tony V. Pezzano, Internal Trade Commission – Recommend
The IAM Patent 1000 was compiled following five months of research involving almost 1,000 telephone interviews conducted with attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent litigation were featured in the guide. IAM also identified the leading law firms in the market. Firms qualified for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.
King & Spalding’s intellectual property practice is nationally recognized for its full-service patent work, including prosecution, litigation, diligence and transactional. More than half of the firm’s patent lawyers have technical degrees in a wide range of disciplines, including over 24 Ph.D.s. Many have spent years in industry as well. King & Spalding combines proven first-chair trial lawyers who are dedicated to patent work with its deep bench of technical specialists. The firm has handled some of the largest ITC patent cases ever filed and has argued in appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
About King & Spalding
Celebrating more than 125 years of service, King & Spalding is an international law firm that represents a broad array of clients, including half of the Fortune Global 100, with 800 lawyers in 17 offices in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. The firm has handled matters in over 160 countries on six continents and is consistently recognized for the results it obtains, uncompromising commitment to quality and dedication to understanding the business and culture of its clients. More information is available at www.kslaw.com.