February 25, 2019
IP Media Group has recognized Fenwick as the U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year for 2018 at its inaugural Global IP Awards. The awards honor law firms across the globe that “achieved remarkable success in 2018.” Fenwick was the only U.S. firm honored for patent prosecution.
“We salute the achievements of what is a truly outstanding line-up of elite law and attorney firms,” said Joff Wold, editor-in-chief of IP Media Group, which publishes IAM and World Trademark Review (WTR). “The work they do can often make the difference between clients’ business success and failure.”
Fenwick’s patent practice encompasses patent prosecution, strategic patent counseling, post-grant proceedings before the USPTO and support for U.S. District Court and International Trade Commission patent litigation.
The practice consistently receives recognition for its excellence, including being named U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing IP for 2017. Juristat also named Fenwick among the top five patent firms in the United States last year. Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000 and U.S. News & World Report also recognize Fenwick as a leader in the patent space.
“We’re grateful that others recognize the value of what we do every day – working side by side some of the world’s most innovative tech and life sciences companies and helping them protect their cutting-edge technology before it goes mainstream,” said Rajiv Patel, chair of Fenwick’s intellectual property group. “Our patent team is unique in that many of our 80-plus patent professionals hold advanced technical degrees and have business experience in disciplines such as life sciences, electrical engineering and computer science.”
Fenwick’s patent practice also stands out for its innovative service model, which helps enhance efficiency and reduce costs for clients. The firm assists clients in effectively managing their patent portfolios, providing routine patent services from its Patent Back Office. The firm also offers various pricing models to best meet clients’ needs.
The firm’s patent lawyers also have strong relationships in the startup community.
“It’s a privilege to not only work with well-established industry leaders, but to also guide early-stage startups as they are developing the latest disruptive technology that may revolutionize the way we live and work,” said Mike Farn, Fenwick patent group chair. “Our clients appreciate that that we serve as true business partners, rather than just lawyers, providing practical, actionable advice from the earliest stages of their growth.”