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Managing Intellectual Property Recognizes Fenwick as Leading Tech IP Firm

Fenwick IP Practice Honored for Fourth Consecutive Year; Named “At the Forefront of Intellectual Property Matters”

Mountain View, CA (June 24, 2016) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm 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 contentious, patent prosecution, trademark contentious, trademark prosecution and bio/life sciences.

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 and Jed Wakefield as leading IP lawyers.

IP Stars also named Ms. Abel, Fenwick’s trademark group chair, 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 three consecutive years.

In California, the firm's IP practice is recognized in the top tier in every category. "Since its foundation more than four decades ago, Fenwick & West has risen to the forefront of intellectual property matters in California," Managing IP noted in its profile of the firm.

Managing IP noted that Fenwick “took on hundreds of new clients, including ProNAi Therapeutics, MSC Software, Juno and Genenta Science” in the past year while maintaining longstanding relationships with "leading technology companies like Facebook [and] Twitter,” which are represented by the “full-service firm” in a range of “litigation, prosecution, and transactional matters."

The guide recognized the following lawyers as national and state leaders in their fields: 

  • Sally Abel (trademark group chair) 
  • Andrew Bridges (copyright litigation co-chair) 
  • David Hayes (IP partner) 
  • Bob Hulse (patent prosecution partner) 
  • John McNelis (IP partner) 
  • Michael Shuster (life sciences industry co-chair, patent partner) 
  • David Tellekson (patent litigation partner) 
  • Jed Wakefield (trademark litigation chair)

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 the Managing Intellectual Property website.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West LLP provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com​.

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