The intellectual property practice of global law firm K&L Gates LLP has been recognized among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2021 IAM Patent 1000 rankings. The IAM Patent 1000 identifies outstanding firms and individuals practicing in patents based on such factors as depth of knowledge, market presence, and level of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback.
The rankings recognize K&L Gates as a leader in Illinois in the patent prosecution area, and in Pennsylvania in the areas of patent litigation, prosecution, and transactions. The list also identifies six of the firm’s IP lawyers: Chicago partner Bob Barrett, a co-leader of K&L Gates’ global intellectual property practice group, along with Chicago partner Thomas Basso, are named among leaders in the Illinois prosecution category, while fellow Chicago partner James Shimota is recognized for Illinois litigation. Pittsburgh partner Roberto Capriotti is recognized for Pennsylvania prosecution; Pittsburgh partner George Dickos is recognized for Pennsylvania transactions; and Pittsburgh partner Patrick McElhinny is recognized for Pennsylvania litigation.
IAM Patent 1000 writes that “Impressive global IP capabilities and resources give K&L Gates a clear USP in the market: firmwide, it has more than 200 specialized IP practitioners on deck, giving it the transmission capacity to handle just about any patent instruction going.”
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.