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New Managing Intellectual Property Guide Honors Fenwick as Leading National Intellectual Property Firm

“[Fenwick] maintains one of the most venerated reputations on the West Coast for handling contentious and non-contentious trademark and copyright work.”

Mountain View, CA (August 21, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm’s intellectual property practice is recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s inaugural edition of IP Stars, a directory of “leading firms with a strong national reputation and brand in the IP space.” The guide recognizes “top firms who have displayed the ability to consistently represent leading industry names and handle high-stakes matters in multiple jurisdictions.”

Based on interviews and surveys completed by clients, in-house counsel and other attorneys in addition to outside research, IP Stars ranked Fenwick as among the nation’s leading firms in the Trademark Prosecution, Trademark Contentious and Bio Life Sciences categories. The firm is also “highly recommended” in California in the categories Patent Prosecution, Patent Contentious, Trademark Contentious and Copyright.

The guide identifies Fenwick as having “one of the most venerated reputations on the West Coast for handling contentious and non-contentious trademark and copyright work” and singles out copyright litigation partner Andrew P. Bridges for “especially strong praise from peers.”

The guide also notes that Fenwick is “highly regarded in the life sciences field” and that in addition to the firm’s litigation practice, Fenwick attorneys “frequently handle high-profile transactional matters.” In calling life sciences industry chair Michael Shuster “a prolific author,” the guide says that he is “praised by peers for his thought leadership contributions.”

IP Stars distinguishes the following attorneys as leaders in their fields:

Sally Abel (trademark chair)
Andrew P. Bridges (copyright and trademark litigation partner)
John McNelis (patent chair)
Michael Shuster (life sciences industry co-chair)
Jed Wakefield (trademark litigation chair)

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies 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.