Attorneys Steve Hill and John North Named to List of World’s Leading Patent Litigators

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Two partners at the U.S. based law firm of Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP were recently named to the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners for their work on behalf of clients.

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Attorneys Steve Hill and John North

Our firm is comprised of professionals who thrive under pressure and are dedicated to achieving the goals set by our clients.

Steve Hill and John North, partners at the law firm Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP, were recognized in the 2020 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Practitioners. This is the sixth consecutive year the two attorneys have been honored in IAM’s 48-country analysis of leaders in patent practice. Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP was also one of only twelve law firms in Georgia included as a top patent firm.

IAM’s prestigious list is derived from an extensive qualitative research process that includes over 1,700 interviews of patent pros across the world conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts. Nicholas Richardson, research editor of the IAM Patent 1000 said of the 2020 edition, “the IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market yet undertaken, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing.”

In addition to emphasizing HKW’s status as one of the leading law firms in Georgia for patent litigation, IAM’s guidebook noted that it's reputation for “deploying compact but highly proficient litigation teams – whose members have a shared understanding of strategy... nets trial and PTAB success time and again. Its lean, efficient approach yields not only good outcomes, but also much-welcome cost savings.”

Hill has been litigating complex intellectual property matters for more than 25 years and has established a reputation for outstanding results in high-stakes patent, trademark, and copyright disputes. North has been regularly called upon to represent clients across the globe in complex litigation over his 33-year career and is known for excelling in cases with sophisticated legal and factual issues.    

Hill believes the international success of the law firm he co-founded is due in large part to the entire team’s commitment to stay at the forefront of high-quality intellectual property legal services. “Our firm is comprised of professionals who thrive under pressure and are dedicated to achieving the goals set by our clients,” said Hill. “It’s through a continuous commitment to knowledge and advocacy training as well as a willingness to out-prepare and out-work opposing parties that we are able to produce exceptional results.”

About Hill, Kertscher & Wharton, LLP: Nationally recognized for its work on behalf of businesses and individuals, HKW’s litigation, corporate, employment, and intellectual property attorneys provide top tier legal representation to clients in the United States and abroad. The firm recently celebrated its 16th year of providing successful results and unmatched personal service to clients.

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