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MVA IP team and attorneys recognized in IAM Patent 1000

June 2020

Moore & Van Allen has once again been recognized in the ninth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. Charlotte members Chris KnorsDick LupoKevin RansomTodd TaylorHenry Ward and Mark Wilson were listed as recommended attorneys in their respective practice areas.

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states. The complete list of North Carolina rankings can be seen in alphabetical order by firm/attorney name here.

The guide states:

“The patent experts at commercial set-up Moore & Van Allen take the business criticality of IP assets to heart and perform their tasks with a close eye on investment returns and revenue generation. Many of them - including Dickson LupoHenry Ward and Todd Taylor - are masters of the art of deal negotiation, and the firm is thus a go-to for IP transactions of all kinds. On every engagement, Lupo makes his 30 years of experience count; he gets to grips with complex licensing scenarios with ease. Knowledgeable about the full suite of IP rights, Ward is versatile in his practice and sees things from many angles. Taylor stands as one of the top privacy and data experts in North Carolina and is a former Bank of America in-house technology licensing-focused attorney. Prosecution pros Kevin Ransom and Chris Knors support deals, too, though their value lies in their ability to analyse competitive landscapes and dire­ct patenting efforts accordingly. Coming in for special praise, “Kevin runs daily prosecution smoothly, giving comprehensive but concise reports that simplify decision making for in-house counsel; he does a great job with more complex patent analysis too, and is valued as an opinion giver”. To top it off, he is “100% service-minded and dedicated and cost-effective”. Ransom concentrates on electrical, software and computer-related inventions; while chemistry, materials and polymers are Knors’ thing. Running the show on the contentious front, meanwhile, is Mark Wilson who does “excellent work at reasonable prices” on both sides of the ‘v’.”