Awards and Rankings

Dr. Ken Sonnenfeld Named to IAM Global Leaders 2023 List

November 22, 2022

Ballard Spahr Intellectual Property Partner Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Ph.D., has been named to the IAM Global Leaders 2023 list of distinguished patent attorneys worldwide.

To qualify for inclusion in the IAM Global Leaders list, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the IAM Patent 1000, IAM’s annual directory identifying top law firms and individuals in the world’s most significant patent jurisdictions. For further information on the Global Leaders methodology, please see IAM’s website.

Based in Ballard Spahr’s office in New York City, Dr. Sonnenfeld is a patent attorney with over 30 years of experience as intellectual property counsel to biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry clients ranging from domestic startups to multinational corporations and research institutions. Dr. Sonnenfeld’s practice includes representing companies in patent litigation in both patent enforcement and defense matters; counseling on patent strategy including providing opinions of counsel, managing world-wide patent prosecution portfolios; and handling patent diligence and licensing matters.

In its write-up of Dr. Sonnenfeld and his practice, IAM made note of comments it had received referring to Dr. Sonnenfeld as “the ultimate life sciences patent attorney.” “It is intellectually stimulating to work with him,” one comment read, “And he’s wonderful to collaborate with on a strategic level.”

The attorneys of Ballard Spahr’s Patent practice provide industry-wide services in patent prosecution and portfolio development and management, counseling, as well as in transactions and litigation. Advanced scientific degrees, USPTO and industry experience, and superb legal skills fuel every strategy for commercializing and protecting clients' inventions.

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