T&K Ranked as Top Patent Firm for Fourth Year

Dallas – The law firm of Thompson & Knight LLP is proud to announce its inclusion by Intellectual Asset Management (“IAM”) magazine in the 2016 IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. The Firm is ranked among the top firms in Texas for delivering top-quality patent services in the litigation and transaction categories.

IAM Patent 1000 stated that Thompson & Knight “has an extremely talented and capable team of patent litigators” and is set apart by its lawyers’ “ability to see the big picture, to understand the needs of their client, and go above and beyond the call of duty to achieve success.” The Firm is noted for having a “deep bench of attorneys with impressive technical knowledge, and [who] are supremely capable in examining and understanding complicated patents.”  The directory continues, “their strategic litigation skills and ability to understand the needs of the judge and jury are exceptional. At the same time, they are very conscious of the client. They always keep you informed and have great depth of knowledge in the issues on which they advise. They understand the corporate goal of each case and don’t put their own desire to win at trial above what is in the best interests of the corporation.” Thompson & Knight also is recognized for being “very understanding of the litigation budget and extremely responsive to requests for information.”

Thompson & Knight Partners and Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Chairs, Jane Politz Brandt and Bruce S. Sostek, are highlighted by the directory as lawyers who “successfully represent corporations in complex patent litigation both offensively and defensively” and “supremely skilled litigators.” Mr. Sostek is called “a devoted advocate” who “never fails to make you feel as though you are his only client.”

Partner Max Ciccarelli, described as “fleet of foot,” is praised for “using Section 101 motions to extricate clients from tricky situations” and being a “creative and astute practitioner [who] never takes his eye off the ball.”

The directory calls Partner Herbert J. Hammond a “thought leader” and says that he “can justly claim to have written the book on Texas Intellectual Property.”

Partner Richard L. Wynne, Jr. is noted as “an immensely talented aeronautical engineer.”

Partner Stephen E. Stein is showcased as “a transactional doyen with a knack for sealing big-ticket deals.”

IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the globe, shining a spotlight on firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this pivotal area of practice. Over five months, IAM conducted 1,500 interviews with numerous in-house counsel, attorneys at law, and patent attorneys to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters are featured in the IAM Patent 1000. For the online version of the Firm’s listing in IAM Patent 1000, please click here.