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SEATTLE, Wash. (June 17, 2014) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that 27 of the firm’s intellectual property attorneys were recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in the IAM Patent 1000 and IAM Strategy 300 lists.  The lists, published in the June 2014 issue of IAM Magazine, provide in-house counsel with detailed information on top patent practitioners in many major jurisdictions worldwide.

Perkins Coie was recognized in the following categories:

Litigation – Recommended: National 
Gold Litigation Band: Washington
Silver Litigation Band: Colorado, Illinois, Oregon and Wisconsin
Bronze Litigation Band: California and Washington D.C. 
Prosecution – Highly Recommended: Washington
Prosecution – Recommended: California and Colorado
The individual attorneys recognized included:
Recommended – International Trade Secret 
John Schnurer (National)

Recommended – Litigation & Transactions
John Skilton (Wisconsin)
David Harth (Wisconsin)

Highly Recommended Prosecution
Paul Parker (Washington)

Recommended Prosecution
Jordan Becker (California)
Stephen Bishop (Washington)
Christopher Daley-Watson (Washington)
Joe Hamilton (California)
Michael Glenn (California)
Mike Henson (Colorado)
Steve Lawrenz (Washington)
Maurice Pirio (Washington)
John Squires (New York)
John Wechkin (Washington)
Michael Wise (California)

Highly Recommended Transactions
Pete Kinsella (Colorado)

Recommended Transactions
Christopher Daley-Watson (Washington)
Ken Miller (Washington)
Colin Sandercock (Washington, D.C.)
John Squires (New York)

The litigation attorneys, ranked in bands, included:

Gold Band
Ramsey Al-Salam (Washington)
Jerry Riedinger (Washington)

Silver Band
Scott Eads (Oregon)
Ryan McBrayer (Washington) 
Mike Warnecke (Illinois)

Bronze Band
Shannon Bloodworth (Washington, D.C.)
Tim Carroll (Illinois)
Joe Hamilton (California)
Colin Sandercock (Washington, D.C.)
Doug Sawyer (Illinois)
John Schnurer (California) 
Amanda Tessar (Colorado) 
Michael Wise (California)

In addition, John Squires (New York) was featured in the IAM Strategy 300.

Earlier this year, Intellectual Asset Management magazine ranked Perkins Coie’s Patent Prosecution Subgroup #4 nationally, for preparing and prosecuting the highest quality patents in the 2013 IAM/Ocean Tomo quality report.  The Ocean Tomo PatentRatings® system develops and validates quantitative measures of the patent quality and value as well as the relative proximity of patents and technologies. 

About the IAM Patent 1000: The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 33 of the world’s most important jurisdictions, and 16 US states.

About the IAM Strategists 300: Over the course of five months, IAM researchers spoke to a wide range of leading IP professionals in order to identify people considered to be world-class IP strategists: men and women whose business is the creation, development and deployment of strategies that enable IP rights owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those individuals considered and nominated by their peers to be outstanding IP strategists are listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

Intellectual Asset Management focuses on the ways in which intellectual property and intangible assets can be used to create corporate value.  In-depth articles, case studies, interviews and surveys, as well as a widely read blog, provide a high-level corporate readership with cutting-edge insights into how intellectual property and other intangibles can be used to create strategic advantage, build shareholder returns, generate bottom-line revenue and gain greater leverage in the financial markets.

About Perkins Coie’s Patent Practice: With more than 200 lawyers and agents dedicated to patent prosecution, litigation, post-grant procedures and transaction due diligence, Perkins Coie's Patent practice is one of the largest in the country.  The practice includes 120 professionals who are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and more than 150 lawyers and agents who have science degrees, including 25 lawyers with PhDs.  The world's leading semiconductor, software, computer, mobile device, Internet, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and medical device, aerospace, and consumer products companies regularly turn to our patent lawyers for advice on protecting, defending and enforcing their most valuable inventions and ideas.  In the past two years alone, the firm has prosecuted to issuance more than 2,000 patents and filed more than 6,000 new patent applications worldwide and have litigated more than 150 patent cases in federal courts throughout the country and before the International Trade Commission.  Perkins Coie also has a leading IPR practice.  The firm consistently ranks in the top 10 in IPR filings as petitioner counsel and also regularly represent patent owners in defending against IPRs filed by challengers.

Perkins Coie is a leading international law firm that is known for providing high value, strategic solutions and extraordinary client service on matters vital to our clients’ success. With more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia, we provide a full array of corporate, commercial litigation, intellectual property and regulatory legal advice to a broad range of clients, including many of the world’s most innovative companies and industry leaders as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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