Patent Litigation Practice Earns Kudos From IAM

May 10, 2011

Several attorneys of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, a leading counselor to global financial institutions and corporations, were ranked among "The World's Leading Patent Litigators" by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent Litigation 250.

In New York rankings, Cadwalader’s intellectual property practice was described as having a focus on patent litigation together with full-service IP capabilities, insight which “serves the firm well in the contentious context.” Intellectual Property Group Chairman Christopher A. Hughes was praised as "an extremely personable lawyer with superb insights into patent litigation . . . [who], if you need extra technical muscle . . . is the person to call." Partner Tony V. Pezzano was praised for his activities in district court litigation, including for his “broad expertise” in “pharmaceutical patent litigation [that]... also extends to telecommunications, electronics and information technology.”

The firm’s expertise in ITC Section 337 investigations was termed “outstanding,” helping to set Cadwalader apart from rivals. Partner Tony Pezzano was noted for maintaining “a strong ITC practice,” an area in which he was highly recommended on a national basis, and for his dual recognition as “also active in district court litigation.” In Washington DC, special counsel Kent R. Stevens was "highly rated for his expertise in Section 337 ITC cases" as "one of the most experienced ITC specialists in the market". He too was recognized as a "highly recommended" lawyer for his ITC expertise in the national arena.

The IAM Patent Litigation 250 is a detailed publication on leading litigators covering all of the world’s major patent litigation jurisdictions. Based on interviews conducted with senior private practice and in-house lawyers, the guide reveals which lawyers are considered by their peers to be among the litigation elite – those to whom clients turns when the stakes are high and securing the right decision is crucial.