Cooley – A Managing Intellectual Property Top-Tier Firm

Three partners named Top Women in IP; firm highlighted across regional + national rankings

Palo Alto – July 23, 2020 – Managing Intellectual Property has named Cooley a Top-Tier Firm in the US. The firm also received numerous national and regional distinctions in the US and the UK for its intellectual property, life sciences, PTAB litigation, patent prosecution, trademark contentious and patent contentious work. Twenty-one Cooley lawyers were distinguished as IP Stars, seven of which received Star status for two practice areas. 

Additionally, partners Heidi Keefe, Mika Reiner Mayer and Michelle Rhyu were named Top Women in IP for the second year in a row. The Top 250 Women in IP list recognizes the leading female IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.

Ranked lawyers include:

  • Orion Armon 
  • Keith Berets
  • Bill Christiansen
  • Ivor Elrifi 
  • Bobby Ghajar
  • Chris Hutter
  • Heidi Keefe
  • Matt Langer
  • Nicola Maguire
  • Mika Reiner Mayer
  • Colm Murphy
  • Mike Rhodes 
  • Michelle Rhyu 
  • Steve Smith
  • Sanya Sukduang
  • Scott Talbot
  • Michael Tuscan
  • Mark Weinstein
  • John Wilkinson

Cooley’s intellectual property practice is made up of 150+ IP lawyers across a dozen offices globally. The firm’s IP team provides prosecution and strategic counseling services that allow clients to gain the most value from their IP and represents clients in complex infringement suits in which core products and brands are at stake. Cooley is consistently recognized as a leader in IP law by several publications, including The American Lawyer, BTI Consulting, Chambers, Corporate Counsel, IAM Patent 1000, Legal 500, Law360, LMG Life Sciences, Managing IP, National Law Journal and World Trademark Review, among others. 

About Cooley LLP

Clients partner with Cooley on transformative deals, complex IP and regulatory matters, and high-stakes litigation, where innovation meets the law. 

Cooley has 1,100+ lawyers across 16 offices in the United States, Asia and Europe.

Related Contacts
Heidi Keefe  Partner Palo Alto
Mika Reiner Mayer  Partner Palo Alto
Dr. Michelle Rhyu  Partner Palo Alto
Orion Armon  Partner Colorado
Keith Berets  Partner Colorado
Bill Christiansen  Partner Seattle
Ivor Elrifi  Partner New York, Boston
Bobby Ghajar  Partner Los Angeles – Santa Monica, Los Angeles – Downtown
Christopher Hutter  Partner Reston
Matthew Langer  Senior Counsel New York
Nicola Maguire  Partner London
Colm Murphy  Partner London
Michael Rhodes  Partner San Francisco, Los Angeles – Downtown
Stephen Smith  Partner Washington, DC, Reston
Sanya Sukduang  Partner Washington, DC
Scott Talbot  Partner Reston
Michael Tuscan  Partner Washington, DC
Mark Weinstein  Partner Palo Alto
John Wilkinson  Partner London