Awards and Rankings

Managing IP Honors Ballard Spahr Attorneys for "Litigation Practitioner of the Year" for Pennsylvania

April 7, 2021

Managing IP has awarded Ballard Spahr partner Robert R. Baron, Jr. its “Litigation Practitioner of the Year” award for Pennsylvania. Ballard Spahr partner Hara K. Jacobs was one of four other attorneys who had been shortlisted for the award.

The Managing IP Awards recognize the firms, individuals, and companies “behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year, as well as those driving the international IP market.”

Mr. Baron represents clients in some of their most complex, high-stakes, and strategically important disputes. He prosecutes and defends cases at the trial and appellate levels involving patent, copyright, and trademark infringement; the theft of trade secrets; licensing disputes; the breakdown of commercial acquisitions and related investments; unfair competition and false advertising; and business terminations. He is the former Vice Chair of Ballard Spahr’s Intellectual Property Department, and the former Head of its Intellectual Property Litigation Group.

Ms. Jacobs leads Ballard Spahr’s nationally recognized Trademarks and Copyrights Group. She has more than 25 years of experience representing clients in all phases of trademark, trade dress, false advertising, copyright, trade secret, and right of publicity litigation, from initial counseling through trial and appeal.

Last year, Mr. Baron and Ms. Jacobs were among the nine Ballard Spahr partners whom Managing IP selected as “IP Stars” in its annual guide to the leading intellectual property law firms and practitioners worldwide.


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