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


July 7, 2022

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) has again ranked the Intellectual Property Group at Gibbons P.C. among “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals,” granting the firm its “Gold Band” rating for practices whose “success hinges on reputations established over lengthy periods of time, something which enables them to secure the most high-profile, big-ticket instructions from the most demanding of clients.” Gibbons is one of only three Gold Band firms in New Jersey.

In addition, seven Gibbons attorneys—David E. De Lorenzi, Chair of the Intellectual Property Group, and Thomas J. Bean, Charles H. Chevalier, Samuel H. Megerditchian, Robert E. Rudnick, Christopher H. Strate, and Estelle J. Tsevdos—were ranked individually among IAM’s leading patent practitioners, spanning the litigation, prosecution, and transactions categories. As in past years, Gibbons has the highest number of ranked attorneys among New Jersey firms.

This is the twelfth straight year IAM has recognized David De Lorenzi and the firm.

“Understanding the needs, priorities, challenges and opportunities of its clientele is something Gibbons does extremely well, as many of its IP professionals have senior in-house backgrounds,” notes IAM. “It translates this into an efficient patent service defined by well-targeted strategies, commercial value creation and cost-effectiveness.”

To compile the IAM Patent 1000, the IAM team conducts extensive research over the course of five months, entailing thousands of interviews with 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 De Lorenzi was again selected for his longstanding, national patent litigation and transactional practices, with IAM referring to him and Charles Chevalier as a “sure bet for pharmaceutical patent litigation wins.” Observing that the firm has “all the bases covered for innovators,” IAM notes that Thomas Bean “knows how to build powerful portfolios from the ground up” and says that Christopher Strate “is one of the best-rounded IP lawyers in New Jersey.” The publication also quotes clients sharing that Samuel Megerditchian “provides a superlative service and does an excellent job helping clients avoid unnecessary costs,” Robert Rudnick “has great IP knowledge, is excellent at written and oral communication and is someone who stands his ground,” and Estelle Tsevdos is “extremely thorough in her analyses and clear in her explanations and ensures prosecution proceeds very smoothly.”

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

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