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September 06, 2022

2022 IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Seven Faegre Drinker IP Attorneys

Faegre Drinker intellectual property (IP) partners Francis DiGiovanni, Ira Kalina, Kathleen Ott, Timothy Scull, Robert Stoll, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell and Geoffrey Zelley were recognized in the 2022 IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe.

The firm’s Denver and Washington, D.C., offices were ranked as “Recommended” in the United States listings. The report shared high praises of the firm’s Denver office, noting, “Nothing is off limits in patent practice for Faegre Drinker, a muscular commercial outfit which sets the strategic IP direction of many leading innovative companies. Its attorneys in Denver present compelling reasons to enlist the firm.” Regarding Washington, D.C., the report stated, “Faegre Drinker is well placed for global portfolio management and development roles in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries.”

Several partners were also highlighted in the 2022 IAM Patent 1000 report:

Timothy Scull, for example, is a foremost expert on software patents. A big name in the local market and further afield, ‘Tim is quick-witted, calm, confident and experienced, and really knows his stuff. He knows what his clients need and digs deep to get great results.’”

“Another software savant, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell has ‘deep prosecution experience and is also confident litigating in all IP areas.’”

Kathleen Ott also demonstrates versatility in dividing her focus between life sciences and computer science and engaging in strategic prosecution and post-grant work.”

“Another of the ensemble’s eminent professionals is Robert Stoll, a former USPTO patent commissioner with 34 years of government experience. When undertaking critical prosecution work, he shows himself to be a highly astute problem solver.”

Ira Kalina is one of the leading technology transactions attorneys at Faegre Drinker and an authority on software licensing and the health care sector, among other topics. He capitalizes on a business background.”

“Faegre Drinker has an ace up its sleeve in Delaware in Francis DiGiovanni; he has some big wins in patent, unfair competition and trade secret litigations to his name and has a gift for resolving complex disputes involving mechanical technologies. He puts his technical background to good use, as does colleague Geoffrey Zelley, a former chemical engineer with sophisticated prosecution, portfolio management and IP value creation skills.”

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