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Moore & Van Allen IP team and attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000

IAM 1000
June 2019

Moore & Van Allen PLLC is pleased to announce that its Intellectual Property and Commercial & Technology Transactions practices have been recognized in the eighth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, which published on June 6. Additionally, Charlotte members Christopher (Chris) J. Knors, Dickson M. Lupo, W. Kevin Ransom, Todd C. Taylor, Henry B. Ward III and J. Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys in their respective practice areas.

The IAM Patent 1000 is published annually by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine as a guide to the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions around the world. The guide is compiled based on findings from five months of research. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Firms qualify for a listing based on depth of expertise, market presence and the caliber of work in which they are typically engaged. The complete list of North Carolina rankings can be seen in alphabetical order by firm/attorney name here.

Market source commentary published in the 2019 guide highlights the multidisciplinary nature of Moore & Van Allen’s (MVA) patent practice and notes that the firm’s IP team is “closely integrated” with other firm business units, “which further enhances its ability to solve clients’ most multifaceted problems.” It also states that MVA’s technology transactions practice is “one of the biggest and best in the state…”

Each ranked attorney also earned individual acclamation in this year’s IAM Patent 1000, based on input obtained from market sources during IAM’s research process:

  • “With conscientious Kevin Ransom on their side, technology companies can get all the help they need; Ransom is a trained electrical engineer with strong prep and pros, freedom to operate, clearance and landscape analysis, transactional and litigation practices. He represents several leading names in the financial and manufacturing sectors.”
  • “His [Ransom’s] counterpart on the life sciences and chemistry side is PhD Chris Knors, a broad-minded strategist and named inventor on 21 U.S. patents and 40 international patents.
  • “Data expert Taylor previously worked in-house at the Bank of America where he negotiated a wide variety of licensing and other commercial agreements.”
  • “Ward is an excellent IP generalist who is particularly recommended for patent licensing.”
  • “An erudite law professor and richly experienced IP expert, Lupo leads the IP team and anchors major transactions.”
  • “When infringement headaches loom, Mark Wilson is the person to call. He maintains a national litigation practice in the areas of IP, unfair competition and commercial law.”