IP Team Receives International Recognition in IAM Patent 1000
Moore & Van Allen's Intellectual Property practice received top-tier recognition in the seventh edition of IAM Patent 1000— The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, which published in June 2018. Additionally, Charlotte Intellectual Property Members Chris Knors, Dick Lupo, Kevin Ransom, Henry Ward and Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys within their respective practice areas.
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. MVA was one of two North Carolina firms to be listed in North Carolina’s gold band. The complete list of North Carolina rankings can be seen in alphabetical order by firm/attorney name here.
The guide states:
In the legal market of the Southeast, Moore & Van Allen is a leading name. The diviners of innovative legal solutions, its patent lawyers enjoy a tremendous reputation among a national client base. When technical complexity reaches levels that would baffle your average lawyer, Kevin Ransom and Chris Knors show the way. Ransom is a precision instrument when it comes to the protection of high-tech inventions, the analysis of competitive landscapes and the licensing of intangible rights. An inventor named on 21 US patents and over 40 international applications, Knors has an incredible résumé, which includes a wealth of corporate engineering experience. He is a distinguished chemist, for whom meticulous due diligence investigations, the preparation and prosecution of patents and the implementation of clever portfolio development strategies are all in a day’s work. One notable feature of Moore & Van Allen is its concentration of IP transactional expertise. Ransom and Knors both cut deals within their broad counselling practices, but getting signatures on the dotted line is the true speciality of Dickson Lupo and licensing maven Henry Ward III. Bringing comfort when trouble brews by resolving disputes – not just fighting them – the roster’s top litigator Mark Wilson recently had a number of summary judgment wins for plaintiffs.