Faegre Drinker Intellectual Property lawyers Francis DiGiovanni, Timothy Grimsrud, Ira Kalina, Jason Kraus, Mercedes Meyer, Kathleen Ott, Timothy Scull, Robert Stoll, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell and Geoffrey Zelley were individually recognized in the 2020 IAM Patent 1000 as outstanding patent lawyers and leading expert witnesses in the United States.
The firm’s Denver and Washington, D.C., offices were noted in the report, ranking as “Recommended” offices in the area of patent prosecution.
The IAM Patent 1000 commended the firm’s Denver office, citing the additions of a “strong core of patent experts” in Timothy Scull, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell and Kathleen Ott. The report also highlighted the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, noting that the firm “has a richly resourced patent department, two of the best assets of which are located in D.C.: Mercedes Meyer and Robert Stoll.”
The firm’s Minneapolis office was ranked as a “Recommended” office in the area of patent litigation.
The report noted that “[The Minneapolis office of ] Faegre provides an excellent level of service and has highly experienced lawyers who are deeply knowledgeable not just about US law, but also international patent law, and who translate their knowledge into cogent rights protection strategies.”
The IAM Patent 1000 offered high praise for our partners:
“Thanks to hard work, a focus on quality and a personable nature, Tim Scull has a hugely successful patent practice, specifically in the software field.”
“Kirstin Stoll-DeBell is another software doyenne and a savvy counsellor across the patent lifecycle.”
“Kathleen Ott’s flair for prosecution and portfolio management is on display in the software and medical device fields.”
“Mercedes Meyer is a dynamic force for good in the biotech space and an exceptional patent protector and strategist who is ‘extremely well regarded.’”
“As a former USPTO patent commissioner, Robert Stoll can provide a unique level of insight to any company looking to get patents granted and protected through the post-grant process.” Stoll was also recognized as a luminary in the D.C. Metro Area rankings.
“Especially well-suited to cases involving mechanical technologies, Francis DiGiovanni is Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath’s top IP litigator in Wilmington. He is an expert at the intersection of intellectual property and unfair competition, and in the area of trade secrets.”
“Pharmaceutical, biotechnology and chemical companies have plenty of contentious counsel to choose from in Delaware, but not many prosecutors. Filling the void is seasoned chemical engineer Geoffrey Zelley of Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath, an ‘extremely attentive’ and efficient prosecutor whose long-range strategic thinking is fueled by filing, litigation and post-grant experience.”
“Faegre Drinker’s Ira Kalina can do pretty much everything that a technology company could ask of a lawyer. The nifty negotiator is at his best executing on technology and IP-driven deals.”
“Jason Kraus is an adept cross-border IP value creator.”
“Faegre’s litigation game is on point, too, thanks to the efforts of seasoned trial and appellate lawyers such as Timothy Grimsrud. Tim is just really plugged into how patent law is evolving and is extremely skilled.”