Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department and five of its individual attorneys have been honored as "leading patent practitioners" by Intellectual Asset Management magazine's 2013 IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals. The publication lists best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing, and litigation professionals in 40 key jurisdictions and 17 states.

The publication highly recommended Ballard Spahr for its "sophisticated IP group" and said the firm is "distinguished by its strong cadre of scientifically minded personnel." Ballard Spahr's patent litigators were described as "talented and forward-thinking," with "powerful performances in hotly contested disputes cementing its name as a force to be reckoned with." The firm's patent prosecution practice was praised as thorough and precise.

The individual IP attorneys honored as leading practitioners are, for patent litigation, Robert R. Baron, Jr., William H. Needle, Lawrence K. Nodine, and Katrina M. Quicker, and for patent prosecution, Mitchell A. Katz.

"Our intellectual property attorneys are leaders in the field, both nationally and internationally, and it is a privilege to be recognized by in-house counsel and other attorneys for our patent litigation and prosecution practices," said Mr. Katz, Chair of Ballard Spahr's Intellectual Property Department.

The intellectual property attorneys at Ballard Spahr help clients analyze, obtain, and protect their IP assets. They develop and manage patent, trademark, and copyright portfolios; handle licensing and other transactional matters; and protect patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. The Ballard Spahr attorneys honored as leading patent practitioners represent clients in patent litigation and prosecution, serve as arbitrators and mediators in disputes, and assist in the development and implementation of global branding and enforcement strategies. Their clients include chemical and pharmaceutical companies, universities, retailers, manufacturing companies, and franchise systems and distributors.

IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals is one of the world's most extensive guides to leading private practice patent professionals. Rankings were based on roughly 1,500 telephone interviews with in-house counsel, patent attorneys, and other lawyers discussing the leading players in the field.

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