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SEATTLE, Wash. (June 22, 2015) – Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that 30 of the firm’s intellectual property attorneys were recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) in the IAM Strategy 300 and IAM Patent 1000 lists. The IAM Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists, recognizes global legal and business professionals who have established track records in creating world-class IP value. The IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, recognizes practice patent professionals who are the best in class in patent prosecution, licensing and litigation. The firm also placed in several national and regional categories.

New York’s John Squires and Seattle’s Stacey Ravetta were named to IAM Strategy 300 list, recognizing the world’s leading IP strategists and thought leaders. John has been globally ranked as top strategist since the list’s inception in 2007; this is Stacey’s first appearance.

“It is an honor to be named an IAM 300 top strategist,” said Stacey, “because it is a recognition that our firm’s strategy in deploying cross-functional technical and legal teams in our IP Value and IPR groups, where it matters most for our clients, works.”

“Receiving the IAM 300 recognition is very rewarding,” John said, “and speaks to the growing marketplace recognition of IP as an asset per se.”

Perkins Coie is one of only a very limited number of law firms having more than one honoree on the IAM Strategy list.

Earlier this year, IAM and Ocean Tomo ranked Perkins Coie #4 Overall among U.S. law firms for Patent Quality in 2015 for preparing and prosecuting the highest quality patents. This is the sixth consecutive year Perkins Coie has been ranked in the Top 10 Law Firms.

In this year’s IAM 1000 Top Patent Practitioner list, both the firm’s national and local strengths were recognized as top lawyers were named in patent prosecution, litigation and IPRs, and transactions.

Recommended in the following categories are:

Prosecution - Highly Recommended: Washington

Prosecution - Recommended: National
Litigation - Recommended: National
Prosecution - Recommended: Colorado

Gold Band Litigation: Washington
Silver Band Ranking: Wisconsin
Silver Band Litigation: Illinois, Oregon

Silver Band Litigation and Transactions: Colorado
Bronze Band Litigation: California and Washington, D.C.

The individual attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000 included:

Recommended: International Trade Commission
John P. Schnurer: National

Recommended: Post-Grant Procedures
Bing Ai: National
Chun Ng: National

Highly Recommended: Prosecution
Chun Ng: Washington
Paul T. Parker: Washington

Recommended: Litigation
David Harth: Wisconsin
John Skilton: Wisconsin

Recommended: Prosecution
Bing Ai: California
Jordan M. Becker: California
Stephen C. Bishop: Washington
Christopher Daley-Watson: Washington
Michael A. Glenn: California
Michael R. Henson: Colorado
David St. John-Larkin: Colorado
Steve Lawrenz: Washington
Maurice Pirio: Washington
John Wechkin: Washington

Highly Recommended: Transactions
Peter Kinsella: Colorado

Recommended: Transactions
Christopher Daley-Watson: Washington
Kenneth A. Miller: Washington
Paul T. Parker: Washington
Stacey Ravetta: Washington
Colin Sandercock: Washington, D.C.

Individual Attorney Recognition
Recommended: Scott Eads: Oregon

The litigation attorneys, ranked in bands, included:

Gold Band
Ramsey M. Al-Salam: Washington
Jerry A. Riedinger: Washington

Silver Band
Michael O. Warnecke: Illinois
Ryan J. McBrayer: Washington

Bronze Band
Shannon Bloodworth: Washington, D.C.
Timothy J. Carroll: Illinois
Joseph Hamilton: California
Colin Sandercock: Washington, D.C.
John P. Schnurer: California
Amanda Tessar: Colorado
Michael J. Wise: California

“We are very proud of all our professionals receiving IAM honors,” said Paul Parker, co-chair of the firm’s patent practice and also an IAM 1000 honoree. “The firm’s IP Value Group is the premier practice of its kind in the U.S., dedicated to helping clients maximize the asset value of a company’s intellectual property while protecting key business technologies. In addition, our IPR practice is consistently ranked in the top 10 in IPR filings as petitioner counsel. We also regularly represent patent owners in defending against IPRs filed by challengers, and we have handled more than 90 IPRs since the introduction of the America Invents Act (AIA). The firm’s broad presence on the IAM list is a testament to the great work with which our clients entrust us.”

About the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners is a unique, research-based annual guide that lists leading private practice patent professionals and firms in 41 of the world’s key jurisdictions (with national and regional rankings for the United States). The IAM Patent 1000 is the only one-stop-shop guide solely dedicated to providing detailed information about best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners, law firms and attorney firms on a global basis.

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.

About Perkins Coie’s Patent Practice: With more than 250 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 135 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 Ph.D.s. 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 3,000 patents and filed more than 6,400 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.

About Perkins Coie: Founded in 1912, Perkins Coie LLP has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia. The firm provides a full array of corporate, commercial litigation and intellectual property legal services to a broad range of clients, from FORTUNE 50 corporations to emerging growth startups, as well as public and not-for-profit organizations.

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