The intellectual property practice of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been recognized among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 rankings. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies outstanding firms and individuals practicing in patents by considering factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence, and level of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
In addition to recognizing K&L Gates’ practice as a leader in Pennsylvania in the areas of patent litigation, prosecution, and transactions, the list also identifies four of the firm’s IP lawyers: Chicago partner Bob Barrett, a co-leader of K&L Gates’ global intellectual property practice group, is named among leaders in the Illinois litigation category, Pittsburgh partner Patrick McElhinny is recognized for Pennsylvania litigation, Pittsburgh partner Roberto Capriotti is recognized for Pennsylvania prosecution, and Pittsburgh partner George Dickos is recognized for Pennsylvania transactions.
IAM Patent 1000 writes that “K&L Gates has IP experts stationed on four continents and does everything in patent practice, making it a true global one-stop shop for technology and life sciences innovators.” The guide also states: “Though prolific in US filings, the firm is anything but a patent mill; alongside prosecution, it gives mature strategic direction on portfolio development and enhancement that is always impactful in commercial terms.”
With patent professionals across five continents, including registered patent lawyers in the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia, K&L Gates offers an integrated global solution for patent procurement and portfolio management. With an unparalleled level of breadth and depth in areas of technical experience, the practice actively builds client portfolios to meet strategic goals including due diligence, monetization, defensive filings, and litigation support. The rankings in IAM Patent 1000 add to the numerous directories recognizing K&L Gates’ IP practice as leaders in the area of IP globally.