Marshall Gerstein and 14 Attorneys Ranked Among IAM Patent 1000 List of World’s Leading Patent Professionals for 2021

July 21, 2021

Marshall Gerstein and 14 of its attorneys have been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021. This year’s honorees include:

The firm is recommended for the following practice areas:

  • IP Litigation
  • Prosecution
  • Transactions

The IAM Patent 1000 guide once again listed multiple individuals in each area of patent practice, “a feat managed by only one other firm in Chicago” according to the guide. This achievement demonstrates just how deep Marshall Gerstein’s patent practice runs. The firm is also praised for its “kaleidoscopic breadth of technologies covered by the group...steeped in just about all innovative disciplines.”

According to IAM, “the life sciences are a bastion of strength” at Marshall Gerstein, all in part to the talent and skill of prosecutors Heather Kissling, Mike Muczynski, Kate Neville, and Jeff Sharp; transactions lawyers Pam Cox and Julie Watson; and litigators Kevin Flowers, Mark Izraelewicz, and John Labbé. The guide calls them “a formidable team that can realize any goal for their pharmaceutical and biotechnology clients.”

The guide praises professionals in the electrical and mechanical space for their work in prosecution, counseling, and portfolio management, including “mechanical pro and former industry engineer and in-house counsel” Mike Furmanek, “fellow mechanics maven” Jeremy Kriegel, and “electronics and software ace” Randy Rueth. Coming from a semiconductors and automotive background, Ben Horton is praised by IAM for “bring[ing] the heat in litigation,” while Robert Gerstein “lights up the stage as a deal lawyer, opinion giver and strategist.”

IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 is exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this year’s guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,500 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.

Visit our Awards & Rankings page for a full list of firm honors.