Choate’s Intellectual Property Group Receives Top “Tier 1” Ranking in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2013 “IP Handbook”

Seven attorneys recognized as “IP Stars”

Choate Press Release

 | July 15, 2013

Choate today announced that its Intellectual Property Group received a top “Tier 1” Massachusetts ranking in Managing Intellectual Property’s 2013 IP Handbook,” a guide to the world’s leading intellectual property practices.  Choate also received top national rankings for patent prosecution, patent litigation and bio life sciences.  

Six of Choate’s partners were included in the first-ever “IP Stars” listing of the country's leading IP attorneys.  These include Dr. Brenda Herschbach Jarrell, Karen Copenhaver, Robert S. Frank, Jr., Dr. William Haulbrook, Dr. Charles Lyon and Eric Marandett.

The IP Handbook noted that Choate “handles a full range of contentious and non-contentious services, but is particularly known for expertise prosecuting patent applications for clients in the life sciences and technology industries.”  The IP Handbook also said that few attorneys “receive as much commendation as Brenda Jarrell” with one client calling her “the best IP attorney in the healthcare industry.  The bigger the issue the more creative she gets.  We use at least 10 other firms for IP services.  They are all okay.  None of them hold a candle to the work that Brenda has done for us.”

Choate’s expertise in trademark law was also noted with one client stating, “We have been very pleased with Choate’s attentiveness to detail, client service and cost-effective representation – so much so that we consolidated all of our trademark work with the firm at the end of 2012.”

MIP is a leading international magazine for in-house IP counsel.  The survey is based on extensive research and interviews with in-house counsel and peers in more than 80 jurisdictions between September 2012 and January 2013.  Firms are ranked in tiers in each category in each jurisdiction, reflecting the perception of the leading firms in each market.


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