Mayer Brown’s global Intellectual Property practice and its lawyers were recognized in the 2024 edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000. The annual guide “shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals deemed outstanding in the pivotal field of patent law.”

The guide ranked the firm in seven jurisdictions:

  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • International
  • United States: California
  • United States: Illinois
  • United States: New York
  • United States: Washington DC

Nineteen lawyers received individual rankings:

  • Jamie Beaber, Washington DC: Litigation and US National
  • Christoph Crützen, Germany: Infringement
  • James Ferguson, Illinois: Litigation
  • Lisa Ferri, New York: Litigation and Transactions
  • Alan Grimaldi, Washington DC: Litigation
  • Amita Haylock, Hong Kong: Litigation
  • Gary Hnath, Washington DC: Litigation
  • Ward Johnson, California: Litigation
  • Gabriela Kennedy, Hong Kong: Transactions
  • Kfir Levy, Washington DC: Litigation
  • Joe Mahoney, North Carolina: Litigation
  • Rich McCormick, New York: Litigation
  • Mike Molano, California: Litigation
  • Vera Nackovic, Illinois: Transactions
  • Brian Nolan, New York: Litigation and Transactions
  • Manuel Velez, New York: Litigation
  • Ulrich Worm, Germany: Infringement
  • Oliver Yaros, London: Transactions
  • Michelle Yee, Hong Kong: Transactions

Published by IAM magazine, the IAM Patent 1000 is described as “the definitive resource for identifying top patent professionals and firm-wide private practice patent expertise in key jurisdictions around the globe.” The guide was compiled following an extensive qualitative research project to identify outstanding firms and individuals across multiple jurisdictions. When identifying the leading firms, factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically instructed were all taken into account, as well as positive peer and client feedback.



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