Fenwick Recognized Among World's Leading Patent Firms in IAM Patent 1000

Fenwick and its distinguished patent lawyers have been recognized in the 2024 issue of Law Business Research’s IAM Patent 1000, a definitive guide to the world’s leading firms and individuals practicing patent law.

IAM Patent 1000 ranked Fenwick among the top firms nationally and in California for patent litigation, patent prosecution, and patent transactions work. The guide further honored the firm for patent litigation and patent prosecution in New York, as well as for patent litigation in Washington.

Thirty Fenwick lawyers were commended in this year’s guide as leading practitioners in California, New York, and Washington for litigation, prosecution, and transactions, in addition to receiving national recognition for international trade commission, life sciences litigation, and post-grant proceedings work.

Praising the firm’s deep industry expertise in technology and life sciences, IAM Patent 1000 commented that Fenwick is “a trusted choice for cutting-edge companies” and is “pioneering new waves of interplay between technology, law and commercial success.” Clients also lauded Fenwick’s team of “excellent practitioners” as “responsive, knowledgeable, and a good partner to work with.”

The full list of Fenwick lawyers recognized by IAM Patent 1000 is as follows:

International Trade Commission

  • Bryan Kohm

Life Sciences Litigation

  • David Tellekson


  • Robert Counihan
  • Adam Gahtan
  • Todd Gregorian
  • David Hadden
  • Ryan Johnson
  • Bryan Kohm
  • Melanie Mayer
  • Kevin McGann
  • Stuart Meyer
  • Jeffrey Oelke
  • Ravi Ranganath
  • Michael Sacksteder
  • Saina Shamilov
  • David Tellekson
  • James Trainor

Post-Grant Proceedings

  • Stuart Meyer


  • Daniel Becker
  • Daniel Brownstone
  • Michael Farn
  • Brian Hoffman
  • Robert Hulse
  • Anthony Jacobson
  • Bryan Kohm
  • Carl Morales
  • Rajiv Patel
  • Antonia Sequeira
  • Jae Won Song


  • Jake Handy
  • David Hayes
  • Carl Morales
  • Ralph Pais
  • Rufus Pichler
  • Stefano Quintini

Fenwick’s complete rankings are available through the IAM Patent 1000 website.

Fenwick’s intellectual property group is regularly recognized by leading publications for its novel work. Most recently, Managing Intellectual Property named Fenwick the Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year for the western U.S. at its 2024 Americas Awards for the third time in four years. In addition, Fenwick has been regularly named a leading U.S. firm for its intellectual property and patent work by Chambers Global and Chambers USA.

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.

Rufus Pichler

Partner, Technology Transactions
San Francisco

Carl A. Morales, Ph.D.

Partner, Intellectual Property
New York

Rajiv P. Patel

Partner, Intellectual Property
Silicon Valley

Robert Counihan

Partner, Litigation
New York

Ryan Johnson

Partner, Litigation
New York

James Trainor

Partner, Litigation
New York