Press Release

Cooley Shortlisted for Five Managing IP Awards in the Americas

Two litigators shortlisted for individual awards
April 10, 2024

New York – April 10, 2024 – Cooley’s intellectual property practice has been shortlisted for the Managing IP Americas Awards 2024, according to an announcement on the publication’s website. The firm was shortlisted in one nationwide category and two regional categories, and two lawyers were shortlisted as litigator of the year in their respective states.

The firm is shortlisted in the following categories in the United States:


Firm of the Year – Trademark Prosecution


Firm of the Year – Patent Prosecution (Northeast)

Firm of the Year – Trademark Disputes (West)


Litigator of the Year – California – Heidi Keefe

Litigator of the Year – Colorado – Eamonn Gardner

In the past year, Managing IP recognized Cooley in IP Stars, its annual directory, where 21 firm lawyers were recognized in their respective practice areas, and the firm itself was noted with seven US nationwide practice area rankings, with multiple state rankings, and in the United Kingdom.

Cooley’s trademark, copyright & advertising practice advises more than 1,750 companies across industries, from startups to billion-dollar leaders. The practice is adept at litigating high-profile trademark, copyright and advertising cases, as well as counseling clients on cutting-edge issues in those fields – including the selection, adoption and protection of marks, the protection and registration of copyrights and the development of sound advertising campaigns. In 2022, the practice represented clients in more than 500 trademark and copyright disputes globally and filed 3,500+ trademark applications worldwide.

The firm’s patent counseling and prosecution practice includes an international patent team of 120+ lawyers and patent professionals across the US, UK and Europe – several of whom hold PhDs, MDs or other advanced degrees. In 2022 alone, the practice filed more than 6,900 patent applications for clients globally, while also performing 1,000+ investor-side and company-side patent due diligence reviews for M&A deals, capital market offerings, financings and other high-value transactions.

Cooley’s IP litigation practice is regularly called upon to litigate complex, high-stakes disputes involving technologies, products and brands that are the critical drivers of our clients’ businesses. Offering a team of 65+ lawyers with significant experience representing clients in technology and life sciences matters, the IP litigation practice is renowned for its ability to win bet-the-company competitor cases in which multibillion-dollar products, technologies and brands are at stake. Cooley boasts one of the most active patent litigation practices in the US, handling more than 525 patent cases and 70 patent appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit – the vast majority as appellee – in the last five years.

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