Paul Hastings Recognized in 2017 IAM Patent 1000 for Pristine Patent Litigation Track Record

August 08, 2017

New York – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm received a Gold ranking in New York for patent litigation, and a Silver ranking for patent litigation Nationwide and in Washington, D.C. in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000. IAM recognized the firm’s Intellectual Property practice for strength in patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, International Trade Commission litigation, and Federal Circuit appellate litigation.

According to IAM, “Paul Hastings’ pristine track record in top-end patent litigation is one of its main draws; focusing on the end game from the moment the whistle blows, it has resoundingly proven its ability to drive a business resolution, whether going the distance or getting out early. Its quality lawyers don’t just grind a case out, but strategise creatively.”

In addition to the firm rankings, 11 Paul Hastings partners were recognized in the following jurisdictions:


Blair Jacobs – International Trade Commission; Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Naveen Modi – Post-grant Proceedings

Joseph Palys – Post-grant Proceedings

New York

Joseph O'Malley – Litigation

Gerald Flattmann – Litigation

Preston Ratliff – Litigation

Bruce Wexler – Litigation

Samuel Waxman – Transactions

Washington, D.C.

Naveen Modi – Litigation
Blair Jacobs – Litigation
Joseph Palys – Litigation
Allan Soobert – Litigation


Hiroyuki Hagiwara – Litigation; Transactions

The IAM Patent 1000 includes top patent firms and professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The guide is compiled after an extensive research process, with 1,800 interviews conducted. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

Recognition from IAM Patent 1000 follows a steady stream of accolades for the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, including Joseph O’Malley, who has been named an Intellectual Property Trailblazer by the National Law Journal and an Intellectual Property MVP by Law360. The National Law Journal has also recognized Yar Chaikovsky, Blair Jacobs, and Chris Kennerly as Litigation Trailblazers, and The National Law Journal named Yar Chaikovsky one of 20 “Winning Litigators” for his successful defense of Trend Micro in high stakes litigation against Intellectual Ventures.

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.

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