Press Release

Managing IP Recognizes Cooley Attorneys and Practices

June 17, 2015

Palo Alto – June 17, 2015 – Cooley garnered six national rankings, 12 regional rankings and 15 "IP Stars" rankings in the 2015 edition of Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Handbook and Survey.

Cooley was ranked nationally in the areas of PTAB litigation, bio/life sciences, copyright, patent contentious, trademark contentious and trademark prosecution. The firm received 12 regional rankings for its practices in California, Colorado, New York, Virginia and Washington.

The "IP Stars" accolade identifies the leading individual IP attorneys in the US and abroad based on their specific areas of expertise and the industries and clients they serve. Cooley's "IP Stars" are:

Keith Berets Colorado Copyright, counselling, licensing, patent litigation
Nicholas Bolter United Kingdom Trademark, trademark enforcement and litigation, trademark prosecution,
trademark strategy and counselling
Jim Brogan  Colorado  Counselling, licensing, patent litigation, patent prosecution, trademark enforcement
and litigation, trademark prosecution 
William Christiansen  Washington  Counseling, patent prosecution 
John Crittenden  California  Copyright, counselling, trademark enforcement and litigation, trademark prosecution 
Ivor Elrifi  New York Licensing, patent litigation, patent prosecution 
Christopher Hutter  Virginia Counselling, licensing, patent litigation, patent prosecution 
Heidi Keefe  California  Counselling, patent litigation 
Matthew Langer  New York Counselling, patent litigation 
Frank Pietrantonio Virginia  Counselling, licensing, patent litigation, patent prosecution 
Michael Rhodes California  Patent litigation, trademark enforcement and litigation 
Stephen Smith  Virginia  Patent litigation 
Scott Talbot Virginia Counselling, licensing, patent litigation, patent prosecution
Mike Tuscan  Washington, DC PTAB litigation (USPTO), Counselling, patent litigation, patent prosecution 
Mark Weinstein  California Counselling, patent litigation

Earlier this year, Cooley was named "Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year – West" and Jim Brogan, partner and head of Cooley's intellectual property practice, was named "Colorado Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year" by Managing Intellectual Property.

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