November 25. 2020

Two Mayer Brown partners named “IAM Global Leaders” for second consecutive year

Mayer Brown announced that Intellectual Property partners Alan Grimaldi and Gary Hnath (both Washington DC) have been named to the IAM Global Leaders 2021 list in the “United States: DC Metro Area” category for the second consecutive year. This list recognizes elite IP professionals for their accomplishments in creating, protecting, managing, transacting and enforcing critical patent rights, and for their ability to innovate, inspire and go above and beyond to deliver for their clients.

Mr. Grimaldi has extensive trial experience in both offensive and defensive patent and other IP litigation, including mediation and arbitration. According to the guide, Mr. Grimaldi is a strategic litigation pathfinder with decades of experience. He has represented IP clients in the consumer goods, smartphone, health care, chemical, electronics, automotive, banking, defense, energy & oil, and drug industries. In addition, Mr. Grimaldi was a co-leader of the firm's global Intellectual Property practice for six years.

Mr. Hnath was recognized for his exceptional client service and litigation work. According to the guide, Mr. Hnath is a “repository of trust for Chinese entities such as Ninestar, for which he scored a major ITC victory preventing an attempt by Canon to restrict competition in the secondary market for toner cartridges.” He is an experienced trial attorney who has participated in numerous district court cases, several Federal Circuit appeals, and over 40 investigations at the International Trade Commission under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, one of the principal forums for litigating IP disputes involving imported articles. A leading authority in the area of Section 337 litigation, Mr. Hnath is a former president of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and chair of the ITC Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

To qualify for inclusion in the list, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the IAM Patent 1000, an annual directory that identifies the top law and attorney firms and individuals in the world’s most important patent jurisdictions.

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