June 20, 2013

W|N Receives Prestigious “Gold” Ranking As One of IAM Patent 1000 Leading IP Firms In Its Global Survey

By: Paige White

Workman Nydegger was recently selected by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine for inclusion among the IAM Patent 1000.  This ranking recognizes leading IP firms around the globe.  The firm was the only Utah firm to receive a “gold” ranking, the highest ranking in the survey.   Firms receiving the gold ranking are considered to be the best among the IAM Patent 1000, with reputations established over a lengthy period of time.   Workman Nydegger was recognized as having “outstanding abilities, a fantastic track record, and . . . a leader . . . for many years.”

IAM praised both W|N’s litigation and prosecution attorneys, noting that “the litigation team [has] built up a successful and robust practice in what is a secondary market – an accomplishment that few others have managed.”  The patent prosecution lawyers at the firm were recognized for their seamless interplay with the US Patent and Trademark Office, and their expertise “across all technical areas, although it is particularly strong in the IT and medical device sectors.”

The IAM Patent 1000 list was compiled by conducting nearly 1,000 telephone interviews with general counsel and others to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.  Only those firms and individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and insights are listed in the IAM Patent 1000.  Firms qualify for inclusion on the basis of their depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work for which they are typically engaged.

Special praise was accorded to several individual shareholders.  Among those recognized were:

  • Founding shareholder Rick Nydegger, regarded as a leader with significant experience on the national stage, is a former American Intellectual Property Law Association president, and a former chair of the Patent Public Advisory Committee of the USPTO.  He is widely recognized for his work with AIPLA and  the USPTO, in helping to shape patent policy in the United States. He helps lead the firm’s IT prosecution group.
  • Brent Lorimer, the firm’s current managing director, and recognized just last year by “Best Lawyers” as the topIP lawyer in Salt Lake City, was applauded in the IAM survey as an “unswervingly dedicated and hardworking practitioner with a first-rate knowledge of case law.”
  • Jonathan Richards, also a past member of AIPLA’s board of directors and executive committee, was recognized for his trademark and patent prosecution expertise in the mechanical, electrical engineering and computer science arts.

Founded more than 25 years ago, Workman Nydegger is one of the largest firms in Salt Lake, and has consistently earned recognition as one of the top intellectual property firms in the nation.  The firm represents a wide array of clients in all areas of intellectual property law, including patent, trademark, copyright, unfair competition, and related litigation and licensing matters, and in a diverse range of technologies, including computer systems, software, e-commerce and information technology; electronics and electrical engineering; pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, chemical, biotechnology, and medical and life science technologies; physics and optics; mechanics and mechanical engineering and alternative energy.