For the second consecutive year, Fenwick was named the U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year at the 2023 Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) Americas Awards, which honors firms, individuals and companies behind the most innovative and challenging IP work of the past year. The firm’s Patents + Emerging Technologies practice partners with companies of all sizes to transform their ideas into valuable intellectual property from inception through growth and beyond. Fenwick’s elite and recognized team of more than 60 professionals pragmatically leverage proven industry expertise to provide tailored advice to clients on all aspects of commercialization, protection and strategic acquisition of patent rights in the U.S. and globally.
Fenwick’s IP group was also honored with numerous shortlist recognitions across the trademark prosecution, copyright, IP transactions, patent prosecution and trademark disputes categories, reinforcing Fenwick’s standing as one of the leading firms advising on the full spectrum of intellectual property. Fenwick was among the shortlist finalists nationally for Trademark Prosecution, Copyright and IP Transactions as well as for Patent Prosecution and Trademark Disputes in the Western U.S. region. Four partners also received individual national and regional shortlist recognitions in their respective practice areas:
- Mark Jansen, National Trademark Prosecution Practitioner of the Year
- Melanie Mayer, Washington Litigator of the Year
- Jennifer Stanley, National IP Transactions Practitioner of the Year
- Antonia Sequeira, National Patent Prosecution Practitioner of the Year
Fenwick’s IP lawyers, with deep industry expertise coupled with scientific and technical backgrounds, 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 products and tools. The team, who has obtained IP protection for many of the foundational technologies of today and tomorrow’s technology leaders, including Amazon, Bored Ape Yacht Club/Yuga Labs, Cisco, DocuSign, GRAIL, GoPro, Instacart, Intuit, Meta (formerly Facebook), Netflix, NVIDIA, Passage Bio, Scribe Therapeutics, Tome Biosciences and Twitter, regularly receives recognition for its innovative work from Chambers USA and Chambers Global, IAM Patent 1000, IP Media Group and The Legal 500, among numerous others.
Fenwick is routinely recognized at the publication’s Americas Awards. In previous years, the firm was also named the U.S. and Western U.S. Patent Prosecution Firm of the Year (2022), the U.S. Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (2021), as well as Trademark Prosecution Firm of the Year (2020) and Copyright Firm of the Year for the Western U.S. region (2020).
To see the full list of the 2023 Managing IP Americas Awards winners, visit the Managing IP website.