Cooley Receives Top Rankings by Managing IP's 2013 World IP Handbook; 15 Attorneys Named "IP Stars"

Palo Alto, Calif. – June 11, 2013 – Cooley LLP announced today that the 2013 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine's annual World IP Handbook and Survey, a premier reference guide for US and international in-house counsel and private-practice lawyers seeking IP expertise in the US, has awarded the firm five national rankings, five state rankings and 15 attorney "IP Stars" rankings.

Cooley was ranked nationally in the areas of Trademark Contentious, Trademark Prosecution, Bio Life Sciences, Copyright and Patent Contentious. Cooley also received 12 regional Tier 1 rankings for its work in California, Colorado, New York, Virginia and Washington.

Fifteen Cooley partners were recognized as 2013 "IP Stars" by Managing Intellectual Property. "IP Stars" is a new segment of the publication's annual report that highlights the country's leading individual IP attorneys based on their specific areas of expertise and the industries and clients they serve.

The Cooley attorneys designated as IP Stars are Keith Berets, Jim Brogan, Bill Christiansen, Thomas Friel, Christopher Hutter, Heidi Keefe, Matthew Langer, Frank Pietrantonio, Michael Rhodes, Stephen Smith, Scott Talbot, Michael Tuscan and Mark Weinstein.

About Cooley LLP

Cooley's 700 attorneys have an entrepreneurial spirit and deep, substantive experience, and are committed to solving clients' most challenging legal matters. From small companies with big ideas to international enterprises with diverse legal needs, Cooley has the breadth of legal resources to enable companies of all sizes to seize opportunities in today's global marketplace. The firm represents clients across a broad array of dynamic industry sectors, including technology, life sciences, health care, venture capital, clean energy, real estate and retail.

The firm has full-service offices in eleven major business and technology centers: Boston, MA; Broomfield, CO; Los Angeles, CA; New York, NY; Palo Alto, CA; Reston, VA; San Diego, CA; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Washington, DC; and Shanghai, China.

Related Contacts
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Frank Pietrantonio  Senior Counsel Reston
Keith Berets  Partner Colorado
Christopher Hutter  Partner Reston
Michael Tuscan  Partner Washington, DC
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Mark Weinstein  Partner Palo Alto
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Matthew Langer  Senior Counsel New York
Bill Christiansen  Partner Seattle