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IP Team Receives International Recognition

Firm’s Patent practice and members Lupo, Ransom, Ward, and Wilson ranked
IAM Patent 1000
August 2015

Moore & Van Allen’s Intellectual Property patent practice received top-tier recognition in the fourth edition of IAM Patent 1000 2015—The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. Additionally, Dick Lupo was listed as a “recommended” attorney for patent transactions, Kevin Ransom was listed as a “recommended” attorney for patent prosecution, Henry Ward was listed as a “recommended” attorney for patent prosecution and transactions, and Mark Wilson was listed as a “recommended” attorney for patent litigation.

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. Moore & Van Allen was one of three firms to be listed in North Carolina’s gold band, which, according to their website, IAM reserves for the “crème de la crème” of firms that garner the most positive source comments during their research process. The complete list of North Carolina rankings can be seen in alphabetical order by firm/attorney name here.

The guide states:
“As testament to its end-to-end capabilities, Moore & Van Allen is the only outfit in North Carolina to have individuals selected for inclusion on each of the prosecution, litigation and transactions tables. It practices across a number of sectors, but is “undoubtedly the top player in the financial services area”. For technology and IP-motivated transactions, the set is one of the best in the Southeast United States.”

The guide also shares client and source comments on Moore & Van Allen’s “recommended” attorneys:

  • Dick Lupo“is a veteran deal maker in hot demand among start-ups and market leaders alike. He knows how to build relationships that can stand the test of time – a product of the insight he has gained from a lengthy career litigating IP cases.”
  • Kevin Ransom“is a solid anchor for the portfolio management practice. The all-seeing lawyer is sought after for his percipient strategic counsel”
  • Henry Ward“has a flair for bringing commercial negotiations to a successful close; his broad IP counseling and enforcement experience gives him an edge over awyers on the other side of the table, who often have limited IP know-how.”
  • Mark Wilson“is an engine of the firm’s contentious practice. He has represented clients in district courts around the country, as well as before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and is worldly-wise beyond his years.”

IAM’s research process included nearly 1,500 telephone interviews with attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. According to their website, firms qualify for a listing on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. 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.