Awards and Rankings

12 Ballard Spahr Attorneys, 4 Offices Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

July 6, 2021

Twelve Ballard Spahr Intellectual Property attorneys across four offices have been recognized in the 2021 IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals.

The ninth edition of the IAM Patent 1000 was compiled from roughly 1,800 interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel across a five-month period.

Ballard Spahr’s Atlanta and Phoenix offices were recognized as leaders overall, with the Philadelphia office being recognized for its litigation strength and the Philadelphia and New York offices being recognized for patent prosecution.

The Ballard Spahr attorneys recognized by IAM Patent 1000 are:


  • Brian W. LaCorte

Individuals: Litigation

  • Robert R. Baron, Jr.
  • Richard W. Miller
  • Lynn E. Rzonca
  • Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Ph.D.

Individuals: Prosecution

  • Margaret Bolce Brivanlou, Ph.D.
  • Charley F. Brown
  • John A. Chionchio, P.E.
  • Mitchell A. Katz
  • Scott D. Marty, Ph.D.
  • Brian C. Meadows
  • D. Brian Shortell, Ph.D.
  • Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Ph.D.

Individuals: Transactions

  • Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Ph.D.

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