Managing IP Ranks Cooley Across More Than 30 Categories

  • Five National Rankings
  • 12 Regional Rankings
  • 15 Attorneys Named "IP Stars"

Palo Alto – July 10, 2014 – Cooley LLP announced today that the 2014 edition of Managing Intellectual Property magazine's annual World IP Handbook and Survey has awarded the firm five national rankings, twelve regional rankings, and 15 attorney "IP Stars" rankings.

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

Fifteen Cooley attorneys were recognized as 2014 "IP Stars" by World IP Handbook and Survey, a premier guide for US and international in house counsel and lawyers in private practice. The "IP Stars" accolade highlights the country's leading individual IP attorneys based on their specific areas of expertise and the industries and clients they serve. Cooley's designated "IP Stars" are:

Keith Berets Colorado Technology Transactions
Jim Brogan Colorado IP Litigation
William Christiansen Seattle  Patent Prosecution (Life Sciences)
John Crittenden San Francisco Trademark Prosecution & Litigation
Thomas Friel San Francisco IP Litigation
Christopher Hutter Reston Patent Prosecution (Software)
Heidi Keefe Palo Alto IP Litigation
Matthew Langer New York Patent Prosecution (Life Sciences)
Frank Pietrantonio Reston IP Litigation
Michael Rhodes San Francisco IP Litigation; Privacy
Stephen Smith Washington, DC IP Litigation; 337 Proceedings
Scott Talbot Reston Patent Prosecution (Medical Devices)
Michael Tuscan Washington, DC Patent Prosecution (Life Sciences)
Mark Weinstein Palo Alto IP Litigation

Earlier this year, Cooley also won two Managing IP awards for its trademark practice -- "Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – West" and the "Trademark Contentious Firm of the Year – West."

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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