Press Release

Dr. Ken Sonnenfeld Named to IAM Global Leaders 2024 List

November 17, 2023

Kenneth H. Sonnenfeld, Ph.D., an Intellectual Property Partner in Ballard Spahr’s New York office, has been named to the IAM Global Leaders 2024 list of distinguished patent attorneys worldwide.

To qualify for IAM Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, the annual directory that identifies the top law firms and individual attorneys in the world’s most significant patent jurisdictions. Those chosen from that group for inclusion in IAM Global Leaders “merit special attention—not only because of their experience related to creating, protecting, managing, transacting, and enforcing critical patent rights, but also for their ability to innovate, inspire, and go above and beyond to deliver value for their clients.” To learn more about the Global Leaders methodology, please visit IAM’s website.

Dr. Sonnenfeld, who was included in the 2022 and 2023 IAM Global Patent Leaders lists, 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. His 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.

The attorneys of Ballard Spahr’s Patents 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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