Gibbons Again Ranked Among World’s Leading Patent Professionals by Intellectual Asset Management


June 11, 2019

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) has again ranked Gibbons P.C. among The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

David E. De Lorenzi, Chair of the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, George M. Gould, George W. Johnston, Robert E. Rudnick, and Christopher H. Strate were also ranked individually among IAM’s leading patent practitioners.

This is the ninth straight year that  David De Lorenzi and the firm have been recognized by IAM.

Among other accolades, IAM recognized that, “The attorneys at Gibbons possess a refined understanding of their clients’ businesses and can help with any patent-related project. They are extremely easy to work with because they appreciate the commercial pressures faced by in-house lawyers and have a deep knowledge of the pharmaceutical industry.”

To compile the IAM Patent 1000, the IAM team conducts extensive research over the course of five months with thousands of private practice attorneys based in dozens of countries, as well as the users of their services, in order to identify the practitioners and practices that are considered to excel at providing patent-related legal services.

David E. De Lorenzi was again selected by IAM for his longstanding, national patent litigation and transactional practice: “Leading the practice and at the top of his game in life sciences litigation is David De Lorenzi, who garners brilliant market feedback: ‘David’s commitment, creativity and ingenuity in litigation are incredibly impressive. While positioning cases to win at trial, he maximizes his advantage to secure wins outside of the courtroom – not many lawyers can do both simultaneously. While handling the most complex global matters, he provides an excellent client service at a truly reasonable price.’”

Four additional Intellectual Property Department attorneys were also highlighted for individual inclusion. According to the publication, “A distinctive feature of the firm is its pool of leading individuals with first-hand industry experience, including George Johnston and George Gould, both former chief patent counsels at Hoffmann-La Roche, and Robert Rudnick, who held roles at AT&T and various spin-offs.” Regarding Mr. Rudnick, sources say, “Robert is an excellent negotiator and contract adviser. He is an inventor himself so he really understands the scope of what his clients’ scientists are doing, enabling him to assist them in developing the language to successfully pursue patent applications and thereby adding a lot of value.” Christopher Strate, making his debut in the IAM Patent 1000 this year, was described as making “vital contributions in all areas – prosecution, litigation and transactions – and an even-keeled counsellor.”

For the full profile of Gibbons, please see the IAM website.

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