Recognition of Paul Hastings’ Top IP Litigation Practice Continues with Managing IP’s Firm Rankings

June 26, 2020

IP Practice Scores Nationwide Litigation Rankings in Patent Litigation, PTAB,
and Life Sciences Categories

Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm was recognized in the 2020 edition of IP Stars, a Managing IP publication which reports on the market’s leading intellectual property practices. The news continues the practice’s recognition in the market as a powerhouse Intellectual Property Litigation practice, as it follows Managing IP’s ranking of 13 partners and the recognition of 25 Paul Hastings IP partners by IAM Patent 1000 and the Legal 500.

The firm was ranked nationally by Managing IP in the United States for Patent Contentious, and was ranked Tier 1 in Life Sciences and Tier 1 for PTAB Litigation. Within the United States, the firm was Highly Recommended in New York for Patent Contentious, and Recommended in California for both Patent Contentious and Copyright. Outside the U.S., the firm is ranked in Japan.

In addition to the firm rankings, Paul Hastings’ 13 Star IP practitioners are ranked across the practice’s geographic presence throughout the Unites States and Asia, with lawyers ranked as IP Stars in the firms’ California offices in Palo Alto and Century City, as well as Chicago, New York, Washington D.C., and Tokyo. The rankings reflect the practice’s deep bench of talent, extensive experience across the most important IP fora, and the practice’s track record of success for clients across industries, from Life Sciences to Technology.

This year’s IP stars include:

New York:

Bruce Wexler - Global Co-Chair of IP

Eric Dittmann - Global Vice-Chair of IP

Preston Ratliff - Chair of New York Litigation

Chad Peterman

Joseph O’Malley

Palo Alto:

Yar Chaikovsky - Global Co-Chair of IP

Chris Kennerly - Chair of Palo Alto Litigation

Philip Ou

Washington, D.C.:

Naveen Modi - Global Vice-Chair of IP

Blair Jacobs


Robert Unikel


Hiroyuki Hagiwara

Century City:

Steven Marenberg

Managing IP’s IP Stars rankings are based on extensive research carried out annually, and are published on a rolling basis.

The Paul Hastings Intellectual Property practice regularly receives industry honors, including:

  • IP leader recognition for Yar Chaikovsky, Bruce Wexler, Naveen Modi, Hiroyuki Hagiwara, and Joseph O'Malley
    - 2020 IAM Global Leaders
  • 25 rankings in IAM Patent 1000 and Legal500 in 2020
  • 2019 IPR Team of the Year
    - LMG Life Sciences
  • 2019 Life Sciences IP Litigation Firm of the Year
    Managing IP
  • 2019 Post-Grant Firm of the Year
    IAM Magazine’s Global IP Awards
  • "California - Intellectual Property Litigation Firm of the Year"
    -shortlisting Benchmark Litigation
  • Silicon Valley Firm of the Year
    - shortlisting Benchmark Litigation
  • New York Trailblazers” listings for Bruce Wexler, Eric Dittmann, and Isaac Ashkenazi
    New York Law Journal
  • Intellectual Property MVP” distinction for Naveen Modi
  • California Trailblazers” recognition forYar Chaikovsky and Philip Ou
    -The Recorder
  • Top IP Lawyers in California” listing for Yar Chaikovsky and Elizabeth Brann
    - Daily Journal
  • Silicon Valley Attorney of the Year" distinction for Yar Chaikovsky
    - shortlisting Benchmark Litigation
  • California IP Attorney of the Year” recognition for Yar Chaikovsky
    Benchmark Litigation short list.

At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.