SOURCE: Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP

March 11, 2016 09:15 ET

Choate, Hall & Stewart's Intellectual Property Group Receives Top Rankings From Managing Intellectual Property

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2016) - Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP announced today that it received top national rankings in bio/life sciences, patent prosecution, and patent litigation from Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm was also "Highly Recommended" in Massachusetts, which is the highest ranking a firm can attain. According to MIP, firms that are included in the rankings have been recognized by "competitors and/or clients...as one of the most capable, active firms in IP" in their respective jurisdiction.

In the 2015 MIP profile of Choate, the magazine said, "Choate attorneys are considered client service-oriented and cost-effective with razor-sharp intellects and close attention to detail," while the firm itself is "revered for its client-centered approach to its work" for technology and life sciences companies as well as leading universities and other research institutions.

With a team of nearly 40 IP attorneys, patent agents, and staff scientists, Choate's Intellectual Property Group offers a full range of IP services, including patent prosecution, post-grant proceedings, trademark prosecution, and copyright protection. The firm also conducts IP due diligence for investors and acquirers and has decades of litigation experience representing technology and life sciences companies in patent litigation, trade secrets, and other IP disputes.

The MIP survey is based on extensive research and interviews with both law firms and clients worldwide in more than 80 countries. Based on this research, firms are ranked in tiers in each category in each jurisdiction. Ranking criteria include client feedback on certain attributes such as quality of work and outcomes, communication, and efficiency; portfolio of work and its level of sophistication; service offering and importance of industry covered; depth of resources; and practice leadership and management. The top-tier firms possess an outstanding reputation in their jurisdiction and boast strong teams and practices led by highly experienced individuals.

MIP is a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property developments worldwide. Founded in 1990, MIP is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group with offices in London, Hong Kong, and New York.

Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP, one of the nation's leading law firms, is consistently recognized for excellence by Best Lawyers in America, Chambers USA, The Legal 500, World's Leading Lawyers, International Who's Who of Lawyers, and Expert Guides. With all of its lawyers under one roof, Choate focuses on a core group of areas where it represents clients across the United States and internationally and provides exceptional efficiency, service and value. Choate's areas of focus include technology companies and intellectual property, life sciences, corporate/M&A, private equity, finance & restructuring, high-stakes litigation, insurance/reinsurance, government enforcement and compliance, and wealth management.

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