HKW has been recognized as a leading global law firm for patent litigation services in the fifth edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 guidebook, recently issued for 2016.
“This is the definitive directory devoted to singling out the leading patent services providers in the world,” said HKW co-founder Steve Hill. “Our diverse clients have placed great confidence in us across a full range of scientific and technical disciplines, which in turn has given our attorneys a chance to shine. We are pleased to be recognized for our efforts.” The IAM Patent 1000 is a comprehensive guide to the world’s leading patent professionals. IAM gathers intelligence on leading patent specialists in major jurisdictions across the globe, and the results are based on 1,500 interviews with patent attorneys, other attorneys and in-house counsel around the world.
Specifically, the guide noted:
“Nationally recognized Hill, Kertscher & Wharton represents a panoply of individuals and businesses in intricate legal matters. Its compact size ensures personal, partner-led support every step of the way. An accomplished trial lawyer with a proven record of success in multimillion-dollar brawls, Steven Hill has secured victories in more than 200 cases involving patents, copyrights, trademarks and trade secrets. Having also dispatched antitrust and franchise-related briefs with aplomb, he knows how to defend companies’ intellectual property from every conceivable angle. Unfair competition claims – including PRE and Walker Process claims – as well as patent misuse and Lanham Act actions are meat and drink to seasoned litigator John North; the courtroom is his home away from home.”