Holland & Hart and its Attorneys Recognized by IAM Patent 1000 for Patent Litigation and Licensing, Patent Prosecution

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Holland & Hart and five of its attorneys have been named to the inaugural IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 – a new guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in 33 jurisdictions around the globe, including 16 US states.

"Holland & Hart is a fixture in the patent law area, with one of the most active practice groups in both contentious and non-contentious spheres." -- IAM Patent 1000

Holland & Hart LLP is proud to announce that the firm and five of its attorneys have been named to the inaugural IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 – a new guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in 33 jurisdictions around the globe, including 16 US states.

Holland & Hart is ranked among the top firms for patent litigation and licensing and is recommended for patent prosecution in Colorado. The publication’s profile of the firm explains, “Holland & Hart is a fixture in the patent law area, with one of the most active practice groups in both contentious and non-contentious spheres,” noting its “coast-to-coast appeal” in areas such as electrical and mechanical engineering, among others.

The firm is also recommended in Utah for patent prosecution, litigation and transactions, and is lauded for “the firm’s commercially minded approach [which] has won favor among Utah’s innovative technology community.”

Holland & Hart’s Intellectual Property chair Don Degnan is noted for his savvy as a litigator and his ability to “achieve positive results while keeping a keen eye on costs,” earning him a place among the top-rated litigators in Colorado.

Jane Michaels, the firm’s Trial Practice chair, is described as “a first-rate, courtroom-ready lawyer with the versatility to tackle complex cases involving any type of technology,” and is recognized among the gold-rated litigators for Colorado.

Patent attorney Michael Drapkin is recognized among the top patent prosecutors in Colorado for his strategic counseling, portfolio development and prosecution, and for being “an immensely popular figure in whom clients profess complete faith.”

Grant Foster’s approach to intellectual property is described as “refreshing,” earning him a place among the top patent prosecutors in Utah.

One of Holland & Hart’s lead trial attorneys in Salt Lake City, Brett Foster is recognized among Utah’s top litigators for his “assertive and direct approach to issues that lie at the heart of a dispute.”

The extensive research process was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved almost 1,000 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.

IAM Patent 1000 is available via http://www.iammagazine.com/patent1000.

About Holland & Hart

With its firm-wide resources, local presence and coordinated efforts, Holland & Hart LLP delivers integrated legal solutions to regional, national and international clients of all sizes.

Since its inception in 1947, Holland & Hart’s more than 400 lawyers have consistently been recognized by leading national and international peer and industry review organizations for innovation and dedication to the practice of law.

Recently, Holland & Hart was recognized among the top 20 firms in the nation by U.S.News & World Report and Best Lawyers® based on total number of first-tier metropolitan rankings for 2011-12.

For more information, visit http://www.hollandhart.com.

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