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K&L Gates Intellectual Property Practice Recognized Among Leaders in 2022 IAM Patent 100 Rankings

11 July 2022

Chicago - The intellectual property practice of global law firm K&L Gates LLP and its lawyers again have been recognized among the world’s leading patent professionals in the 2022 IAM Patent 1000 rankings, with the guide describing the practice this year as “Already impressive as one of the few integrated contentious and non-contentious global IP service providers, the AmLaw 100 outfit has taken things to the next level.” The IAM Patent 1000 identifies outstanding firms and individuals practicing in patents based on such factors as depth of knowledge, market presence, and level of work, as well as positive peer and client feedback. The firm received nine practice rankings and 12 K&L Gates lawyers were recognized. 

Additionally, the guide writes: “The IP group at K&L Gates has built up a good head of steam; it has hired senior-level portfolio management and litigation talent in key offices around the country, made several partner promotions and filled out the associate ranks; it has also put a strong focus on implementing new artificial intelligence and other technologies to help its practice run more efficiently, to reduce liabilities for clients and to improve quality.”

The jurisdictions in which the firm was recognized include:

International

  • Recommended - Firms 

Australia

  • Firms: litigation

United States: Pennsylvania

  • Firms: litigation
  • Recommended - Firms: transactions
  • Recommended - Firms: prosecution

United States: Washington 

  • Firms: prosecution
  • Firms: litigation

United States: Illinois

  • Firms: litigation
  • Recommended - Firms: prosecution

The K&L Gates individuals recognized include:

Australia

United States: National

  • Theo Angelis - Individuals: International Trade Commission

United States: Illinois

United States: Pennsylvania

United States: Washington

K&L Gates’ IP practice has more than 250+ lawyers and professionals – including more than 100 registered patent lawyers, agents, and technology specialists with technical or advanced science degrees, nearly 30 with doctorates – who devote their practices to helping clients establish, enforce, and leverage their intellectual property rights worldwide. Through its members across the United States, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and Australia, K&L Gates’ IP practice filed more than 5,500 patent applications and 4,500 trademarks worldwide in 2021.

K&L Gates is a fully integrated global law firm with lawyers located across five continents. The firm represents leading multinational corporations, growth and middle-market companies, capital markets participants and entrepreneurs in every major industry group as well as public sector entities, educational institutions, philanthropic organizations and individuals.

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