Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars has ranked Fenwick as one of the leading intellectual property practices in the United States.
IP Stars ranks Fenwick in its top tiers nationally for copyright, patent prosecution, patent contentious, trademark contentious and trademark prosecution work, and among the best firms for IP-related life sciences work. In California, the firm’s IP practice is recognized in the top tier in every category.
"Fenwick is highly regarded nationally,” Managing IP noted. “Clients have the highest praise for Fenwick & West, describing the firm as ‘top-notch’ with ‘tremendous subject matter expertise.’”
IP Stars also honored several Fenwick partners as leading IP lawyers. Sally Abel, Andrew Bridges, Jeffrey Greene, David Hayes, Jed Wakefield and Karen Webb earned recognition as Trademark Stars. Hayes was also highlighted as a Patent Star, along with Robert Hulse, John McNelis, Rajiv Patel, Michael Shuster and David Tellekson.
IP Stars also named Abel one of the world’s top women IP lawyers on Managing IP's list of top women IP practitioners. Abel has appeared on this list for five consecutive years.
IP Stars recognizes leading law firms that have a strong national IP reputation and brand, consistently represent leading industry names, and handle high-stakes matters in multiple jurisdictions. Its annual review is based on interviews and surveys of clients, in-house counsel and other lawyers, along with additional outside research.
Fenwick’s full 2018 rankings are available through the IP Stars website. This year, Managing IP also honored the firm with several special honors at its Americas IP Awards, including naming Fenwick the U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year.