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    Locke Lord IP Practice, Boston Office and Lawyers Earn Recognition in 2017 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

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    July 12, 2017 – Locke Lord’s Intellectual Property Practice has been recognized among the world’s leading patent groups in the 2017 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. The Firm’s Boston office was recommended in the categories of "US-Massachusetts, Prosecution" and "US-Massachusetts, Transactions.” In addition, three Locke Lord lawyers were among the recommended patent professionals.

    In the sixth edition of IAM Patent 1000, the publication noted: “Locke Lord has the manpower to prosecute myriad patents for a plethora of clients simultaneously while still treating each as if it were top priority. Its attentive, on-point approach appeals to everyone from start-ups to Fortune 500s and research institutes; it has carved a special niche representing pharmaceutical entities in Hatch-Waxman matters.”

    Alan Clement, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Locke Lord and a Partner in the Firm’s New York office, was individually distinguished for litigation work, and IAM Patent said: “Hatch-Waxman litigation is a central calling for Clement.”

    James Coffey, Co-Chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group at Locke Lord and a Partner in the Firm’s Boston office, was individually listed as a recommended attorney for transactions. The publication said he has a “deep well of commercial nous and knows what it takes to get signatures on the bottom line of technology transfers and licensing contracts.”

    Tim Tingkang Xia, Co-Chair of the International Transactions Practice Group for Asia at Locke Lord and a Partner in the Firm’s Atlanta office, was listed among recommended practitioners in Georgia for prosecution matters. IAM Patent noted that “meticulous attention is paid to applications by the energetic and enthusiastic” Dr. Xia.

    Published by Intellectual Asset Management, the IAM Patent 1000 identifies top patent professionals in key jurisdictions from around the globe. The guide is compiled following an extensive research process. Over a period of five months, the IAM research team conducted thousands of extensive interviews with in-house counsel and lawyers around the world to identify the leading players in the field.

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