Press Release

Morgan Lewis Earns Global Recognitions in IAM Patent 1000

June 25, 2019

NEW YORK, June 25, 2019: Morgan Lewis has earned multiple global recognitions in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 guide.

The IAM Patent 1000, published by Globe Business Media Group, names best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation practitioners on a worldwide basis based on peer and client reviews in addition to independent research. Law firms and individual lawyers are ranked in three categories within their jurisdictions: Litigation, Prosecution, and Transactions. Gold, Silver, and Bronze designations are awarded in the litigation categories; the other two category ratings are Highly Recommended or Recommended.

The 2019 guide noted the “major expansion” of Morgan Lewis’s US intellectual property team during the past year, calling the firm one of the top movers and shakers for patents. Morgan Lewis and its lawyers are recognized across six US states as well as in China and Singapore, earning 12 state-specific practice and 25 individual rankings, including 10 new rankings.

Firm Rankings

  • Recommended, China Foreign (new in 2019)
  • Recommended, Prosecution, Massachusetts (new in 2019)
  • Silver, Litigation, Pennsylvania
  • Silver, Litigation, Illinois
  • Bronze, Litigation, California
  • Bronze, Litigation, DC Metro Area
  • Bronze, Litigation, Texas
  • Recommended, Prosecution, California
  • Recommended, Prosecution, DC Metro Area
  • Recommended, Prosecution, Pennsylvania
  • Recommended, Transactions, California
  • Recommended, Transactions, Pennsylvania

Individual Rankings

  • Michael Abernathy: Litigation, Silver (Illinois); International Trade Commission, Recommended (Nationwide)
  • Stephen Altieri: Prosecution, Recommended (Massachusetts); Transactions, Recommended (Massachusetts)
  • Louis Beardell: Prosecution, Recommended (Pennsylvania)
  • Dion Bregman: Prosecution, Recommended (California)
  • Winn Carter: Litigation, Silver (Texas)
  • Janice Davis: Transactions (Texas)
  • Steven Frank: Transactions, Recommended (Massachusetts)
  • Jeffrey Gargano: Litigation, Silver (Illinois)
  • Brent Hawkins: Litigation, Bronze (California)
  • Mark Itri: Transactions, Recommended (California); Prosecution, Recommended (California)
  • Rahul Kapoor: Transactions, Recommended (California)
  • Eric Kraeutler: Litigation, Gold (Pennsylvania)
  • Hosang Lee: Prosecution, Recommended (DC Metro Area)
  • David Levy: Litigation, Bronze (Texas)
  • Michael Lyons: Litigation, Bronze (California)
  • Jeffry Mann: Prosecution, Recommended (California); Prosecution, Recommended (Singapore); Transactions, Recommended (Singapore)
  • Eric Namrow: Litigation, Bronze (DC Metro); International Trade Commission, Recommended (Nationwide)
  • Rick Rambo: Litigation, Bronze (Texas)
  • Nathan Smith: Prosecution, Recommended (California)
  • Robert Smyth: Prosecution, Recommended (DC Metro Area)
  • Yalei Sun: Prosecution, Recommended (China: Foreign)
  • Peter Watt-Morse: Transactions, Recommended (Pennsylvania)
  • Jason White: Litigation, Bronze (Illinois)
  • Gary Williams: Prosecution, Recommended (California)
  • Shaobin Zhu: Litigation, Recommended (China: Foreign)

Access the complete IAM Patent 1000 2019 guide.