Proskauer IP Practices, Partners Named to IAM Patent 1000
June 21, 2012 (Boston, New York) – Global law firm Proskauer today announced that its Massachusetts patent litigation and patent licensing practices and New York patent litigation practice were recognized in the inaugural edition of “IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Practitioners,” published by Intellectual Asset Management magazine. In addition, five Proskauer Partners were singled out by the guide as "top patent practitioners."
Ranked Partners, as well as brief commentary about them and their practices provided by the guide, follow:
- Steven Bauer (Boston) – Co-head of Proskauer’s Patent Law Group and head of its Boston litigation practice, which the guide describes as “extremely strong on litigation in the technology sector” and having “a deep pool of talent,” enabling it to compete with the “best on the market.” Mr. Bauer is characterized by the guide as “an incredibly intellectual and insightful trial lawyer who is very easy to work with. He knows how to get results.”
- Joseph Capraro Jr (Boston) – A member of Proskauer’s Patent Law and Intellectual Property Groups and head of the firm’s Boston office and its patent and trademark prosecution and technology licensing groups, Mr. Capraro is designated by the guide as a lawyer who “leads on the prosecution and licensing side and is outstanding at giving practical and strategic direction. His assertive approach gets clients the quality protection that their most valuable inventions require.”
- Daryn Grossman (New York) – Head of the firm’s Life Sciences Group and co-head of its Technology, Media & Communications Group who is represented by the guide as having “a command of all deal types across the IP commercialization spectrum. She can be aggressive when you need her to be and can go toe to toe with anybody. She just gets deals done.”
- Kenneth Rubenstein (New York) – Co-head of Proskauer’s Patent Law Group who the guide describes as “one of the country’s leading authorities on patent pools. With this specialist expertise, the firm has worked on some of the most complex and challenging licensing projects ever undertaken – experience which has given it a clear advantage over many competitors.”
- James Shalek (New York) – Co-head of the firm’s Patent Law Group, which the guide describes as one of the “best at presenting complex facts and issues to a judge and at putting forward arguments in a clear and concise manner, which not all firms can deliver on.” Mr. Shalek is referenced in the guide as being “blessed with this ability to explain challenging technical concepts in simple terms, and has thus developed an enviable track record of success. He is intellectually extremely bright and has a creative mind, and is adept at handling a wide array of advanced technologies.”
Compiled by researchers at Intellectual Asset Management magazine, the IAM Patent 1000 is a guide to best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation lawyers in 50 jurisdictions worldwide. The guide is based on interviews with almost 1,000 lawyers and in-house counsel and represents the full range of patent services, from creation through management to dispute resolution.