Faegre Drinker intellectual property partners Francis DiGiovanni, Timothy Grimsrud, Ira Kalina, Jason Kraus, Mercedes Meyer, Kathleen Ott, Timothy Scull, Robert Stoll, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell and Geoffrey Zelley were recognized in the 2021 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 our Washington, D.C., office, noting, “Nothing is off limits in patent practice for Faegre Drinker, which has the technical might to prosecute and manage large global portfolios in any domain and the contentious muscle to enforce and defend patents against the toughest opponents.”
Several partners were highlighted in the IAM Patent 1000 report:
“Faegre Drinker partners Francis DiGiovanni and Geoffrey Zelley are key contacts for litigation and prosecution respectively. DiGiovanni is a perfect fit for multi-layered cases in which patent, antitrust and other issues intersect. Zelley has a refined understanding of life sciences innovation and is a technically gifted lawyer who maintains a heavy workload without dropping the ball on anything.”
“Timothy Grimsrud is a trial lawyer with an advanced degree in chemistry; his blend of advocacy skill and technical aptitude gives him an advantage in PTAB proceedings, which are a regular component of his practice.”
“Ira Kalina accurately and perceptively reads the innovation and business landscape and moves swiftly to help clients capitalize on patent and technology commercialization opportunities. The Faegre Drinker partner is highly recommended as a transactional lawyer and relationship builder.”
“Between them, Kirstin Stoll-DeBell, Kathleen Ott and Timothy Scull cover all bases for all types of innovators, creating a potent platform in Colorado for Faegre Drinker. Stoll-DeBell puts the focus on high technology and acquits herself with distinction as a portfolio strategist and opinion giver; she also litigates and brings valuable trademark know-how to the table.”
“Tim Scull is a guiding light for electronics and especially software clients, including industry leaders.”
“Well known to the life sciences community, the firm has a marquee name in DC in Mercedes Meyer. Showcasing strong commercial instincts, she guides pharmaceutical and biotechnology concerns through the patenting process with a deft touch, always acting in accordance with wider strategic plans and with an eye out for business opportunities.”
“Another compelling reason to call on Faegre Drinker in DC is the presence of Robert Stoll, a former USPTO leader and a lawyer with vast experience at the vanguard of modern IP development.”