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Locke Lord IP Lawyers Alan Clement and Tim Xia Earn Recognition in 2018 Edition of IAM Patent 1000

June 14, 2018

June 14, 2018 – Alan Clement, Chair of the Intellectual Property Department at Locke Lord, and Tim Tingkang Xia, Co-Chair of the Firm’s International Transactions Practice Group, have been recognized in the 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

Clement, a Partner in the Firm’s New York office, was individually distinguished in New York for litigation work. According to IAM Patent, “Locke Lord’s IP collective has litigation experience in abundance and knows how to bring about commercially desirable results cost effectively. One of its most seasoned advocates – and the chair of the group – is Alan Clement, who continues to meet with immense success litigating under the Hatch-Waxman Act.”

Xia, a Partner in the Firm’s Atlanta office, was individually distinguished in Georgia for prosecution matters. IAM Patent noted Xia “would make an excellent ally for any rights holder wanting to build a robust patent portfolio. He has particular experience supporting Chinese clients entering the US market.”

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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