Foley Hoag Highly Ranked in Intellectual Asset Management Magazine’s IAM Patent Litigation 250 List

Partners Don Ware, Barbara Fiacco Also Recognized in Individual Categories

May 12, 2011

Foley Hoag LLP has been named to Intellectual Asset Management magazine’s first IAM Patent Litigation 250 — The World’s Leading Patent Litigators list.

IAM researchers compiled the list through four months of interviews with private-practice lawyers and clients in more than 25 countries. The rankings noted that Foley Hoag has a strong reputation within the patent-litigation sphere and regularly works on some of the largest biotech cases in the market.

“Alongside its formidable prosecution and licensing practice, the firm’s full-service patent group boasts sophisticated scientific expertise that helps to set it apart in the hugely competitive life sciences patent litigation market,” according to Intellectual Asset Management, which noted that Foley Hoag is regularly retained in “some of the biggest biotech cases in the market.”

Don Ware, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, was ranked in Tier 1 of the individual patent litigators in Massachusetts and was noted for his “fantastic reputation as a life sciences specialist.” Partner Barbara Fiacco also was ranked in the individual patent litigators’ category and was described by the magazine as “one of the market’s fastest-rising stars.” In addition, Ware and Fiacco were ranked as two of the top four life sciences patent litigators in Massachusetts.

“We are proud that our clients and peers have selected us for recognition in Intellectual Asset Management’s rankings,” Ware said. “We have developed a strong team of patent litigation specialists, having both scientific expertise and first-rate trial skills. This honor recognizes the successes we have achieved through that winning combination.”

Foley Hoag’s Intellectual Property Litigation Group has earned a national reputation for successful resolution of large, complex disputes involving intellectual property rights. The group handles the full range of patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation throughout the United States for large and small businesses, universities, and individuals. Its lawyers litigate patent disputes in federal courts throughout the United States, in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and at the International Trade Commission. Lawyers also coordinate and supervise global patent litigation in multiple foreign jurisdictions.

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