Foley Hoag, Partners Ranked in 2019 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

June 28, 2019

Foley Hoag LLP and four of its partners have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s  “Patent 1000  – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals” guide, naming the best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners and firms across the globe.

IAM commended Foley Hoag on its “deep knowledge of the life sciences industry” and “its well-rounded and technically accomplished team on behalf of a colourful catalogue of established and emerging pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare companies.”

The following Foley Hoag partners were also recognized for excellence in the industry:

Both Donald Ware and Barbara Fiacco ranked in the Silver category, and were described as “go-to lawyers when litigation looms.” “Distinguished by his combination of trial experience and Food and Drug Administration regulatory knowledge,” Ware is also hailed as “a great captain of the litigation practice;” Fiacco is acknowledged for “mounting the sturdiest defences for drug companies in high-stakes disputes.”

Dana Gordon was described as “the talk of the town” and a “brilliant scientist,” who “understands the finer points of patent strategy.”

Deemed “the ensemble’s most experienced high-tech battler,” Philip Swain ranked in the Bronze category. 

The annual IAM Patent 1000 guide is compiled following an extensive research process conducted over a five month-period. Individuals qualify for a listing 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 on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

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