Two Marshall, Gerstein & Borun Partners Recognized Among World's Top Intellectual Property Strategists

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Patrick D. Ertel and Robert M. Gerstein Selected by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine for Second Year in a Row

Having two of our partners named to the IAM 250 for the second year running is further recognition of our leadership in the area of intellectual property law

Two partners from Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP, an intellectual property law firm in Chicago, have been honored as among the world's leading intellectual property strategists by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. Patrick D. Ertel and Robert M. Gerstein are on the IAM Strategy 250 list for the second year in a row.

"The IAM Strategy 250 - the World's Leading IP Strategists" identifies individuals who offer world-class services related to the development and implementation of strategies that enable intellectual property owners to maximize the value of their patent and trademark assets. Attorneys, consultants, financiers and intermediaries from around the world were nominated and only those who demonstrate "exceptional skill sets, as well as profound insights into the development, creation and management of IP value" were selected, according to the magazine.

"Having two of our partners named to the IAM 250 for the second year running is further recognition of our leadership in the area of intellectual property law," said Jeffrey S. Sharp, managing partner of Marshall, Gerstein & Borun. "Pat and Bob bring technical and real-world experience that informs their strategic insights and delivers ongoing value to our clients."

Patrick D. Ertel ( has cultivated a niche practice in counseling major corporations and technology-based start-ups on strategic planning issues centered on intellectual property. In his 35 years of practice, he has become known for negotiating and drafting technology-based agreements to extract full value from his clients' intellectual property.

Robert M. Gerstein ( has been with Marshall, Gerstein & Borun since 1988. His intellectual property practice focuses on patent and trademark licensing transactions, along with copyright, unfair competition and contract litigation. Mr. Gerstein is also experienced in patent and trademark prosecution and is a member of the Firm's executive committee.

Published six times per year, Intellectual Asset Magazine is the only publication to focus on intellectual property as a business asset. The global publication's audience is C-suite and boardroom executives in all industries. The methodology of the selection process can be found here: The full list of the IAM Strategy 250 can be viewed here:

As a leader in the field of intellectual property law, Marshall, Gerstein & Borun delivers perspective and guidance where science, technology and law converge. The Firm focuses on intellectual property issues and the business goals that drive them. The Firm's professionals offer the depth of talent required to shape, optimize, protect and sustain intellectual assets and an experienced approach to the art of client service and producing comprehensive intellectual property solutions. It is recognized as a top intellectual property law firm by Fortune, Intellectual Property Today, Intellectual Asset Management and Managing IP magazines. Learn more at

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