Fenwick Named Western U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year by Managing IP

Partners Jennifer Stanley and Melanie Mayer win individual practitioner of the year awards.

Fenwick’s outstanding contributions to the fields of patent prosecution and IP law are once again turning heads—this time at Managing Intellectual Property’s (Managing IP) 2024 Americas Awards, where we landed a Firm of the Year award. Partners Jennifer Stanley and Melanie Mayer also received individual recognitions for their significant representations and influence in their respective practice areas.

Managing IP named Fenwick the Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year for the western U.S. region, spotlighting the firm’s Patents + Emerging Technologies practice. The elite and recognized team collaborates with companies of all sizes from inception through growth and beyond to transform their ideas into valuable intellectual property.

Jennifer’s creative and strategic counsel on intellectual property and commercial transactional matters won her U.S. Practitioner of the Year for IP Transactions, while Melanie’s strong understanding of complex technical issues, with a Ph.D. in molecular biology and genetics, and guidance on high-stakes intellectual property disputes saw her crowned as Washington state's Litigator of the Year for the third time in four years.

Fenwick’s IP group was also honored with numerous shortlist recognitions, reinforcing our standing as a leading firm advising on the full spectrum of intellectual property law. Fenwick was among the Firm of the Year finalists nationally for IP Transactions, Patent Prosecution, and Trademark Prosecution, as well as shortlisted for Firm of the Year in the western U.S. for Patent Disputes and Trademark Disputes. Additionally, partners Eric Ball and Karen Webb were named finalists for California Litigator of the Year and U.S. Practitioner of the Year for Trademark Prosecution, respectively.

Coupling deep industry experience with scientific and technical backgrounds, our IP and litigation lawyers represent many of the world’s most innovative technology and life sciences companies—from developers of futuristic, life-prolonging technologies to those that are investing in the next wave of artificial intelligence, augmented reality, automation, and robotics.

To read more about the awards, visit the Managing IP website.

About Fenwick

Fenwick is a leading law firm, purpose-built to guide visionary tech and life sciences companies and their investors through every stage of growth, from startups securing their first round of funding to leading publicly traded global enterprises. As one of Silicon Valley’s original legal practices, today we have over 500 lawyers, patent agents, engineers, and scientists serving clients from seven offices located in innovation hubs across the United States and China. Named 2023 Life Sciences Practice Group of the Year by Law360, we are consistently ranked a Chambers first-tier firm for delivering the deep experience and technical skill that help innovators at the forefront of their industries redefine what’s possible. Visit www.fenwick.com to learn more.