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Intellectual Asset Management Ranks Gibbons Among Top IP Law Firms and Practitioners Worldwide


July 12, 2012

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) has named Gibbons among the top four intellectual property law firms in New Jersey in its guide – IAM Patent Litigation 1000– The World’s Leading Patent Litigators. David E. De Lorenzi, Chair of the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, and Sheila F. McShane, a Director in the Department, were two of only five intellectual property lawyers featured as leading individuals in this practice.

The publication stated the following about Gibbons:

As pressure on fees mounts and patent owners seek the highest quality at the most competitive rates, mid-market-focused Gibbons is emerging as an attractive alternative to New York’s white shoe stalwarts. The American Invents Act is likely to precipitate a further increase in the firm’s instructions, as companies turn to it for sure-handed guidance through the new opposition process. An “excellent regional player”, it can handle all aspects of patents; recent work includes licensing biosimilars and other cutting-edge innovations to big Pharma at the edge of the patent cliff. Well-regarded David De Lorenzi is heavily involved in this area. The breadth of his workload reflects that of the firm and he divides his time equally between transactional and contentious engagements. Often seen in Hatch-Waxman cases and at the International Trade Commission (ITC), litigation-focused Sheila McShane is another widely admired professional.