Fenwick has been ranked by Managing Intellectual Property's IP Stars as one of the leading intellectual property practices in the United States.
IP Stars ranks Fenwick in its top tiers nationally in copyright, patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. The firm was also nationally recognized in patent contentious, trademark contentious and life sciences. In California, the firm's IP practice is recognized in the top tier in every category.
In addition to Fenwick’s firmwide recognition, IP Stars honored partners Sally Abel, Andrew Bridges, David Hayes, Robert Hulse, John McNelis, Michael Shuster, David Tellekson, Jed Wakefield and Karen Webb as leading IP lawyers.
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 Top 250 Women in IP list for four consecutive years.
In its profile of Fenwick, Managing IP noted “Although many general practice firms claim to possess strength across the spectrum of IP law, there are few that can match Fenwick & West in this respect,” and “The firm is considered top tier across a full range of contentious and non-contentious law, earning praise from a host of peers and clients, alike.”
Managing IP also praised the firm overall, mentioning “Fenwick has long been a preeminent force in high technology, and, more recently, the life sciences realm.”
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 profile is available through Managing Intellectual Property.