Intellectual Property Law: Counseling, Licensing, Litigation & Procurement

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Honors & Rankings

Best Lawyers

  • Joseph J. Berghammer, V. Bryan Medlock Jr., Jon O. Nelson, Binal J. Patel, Joseph M. Potenza, Christopher J. Renk, Charles W. Shifley and Bradley C. Wright are listed as leaders in intellectual property law in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America.”
  • Banner & Witcoff received a National Tier 1 ranking in intellectual property litigation, patent litigation and patent law in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

BTI Consulting

  • The 2018 edition of the BTI Client Service A-Team report recognized Banner & Witcoff for client service excellence.

Chambers and Partners

  • The 2018 edition of Chambers and Partners named Banner & Witcoff as a top intellectual property law firm. Banner & Witcoff received a top ranking for patent prosecution in the District of Columbia and a top ranking for intellectual property law in Illinois. Marc S. Cooperman, Timothy C. Meece and Joseph M. Potenza also received a top ranking for their practice in intellectual property law.

Chicago’s Legal Leaders

  • Marc S. Cooperman, Erik S. Maurer, Timothy C. Meece, Helen Hill Minsker, Jon O. Nelson, Thomas K. Pratt, Christopher J. Renk and Charles W. Shifley were named to Chicago’s Legal Leaders 2015 edition of “Top Rated Lawyers.”

Euromoney’s Expert Guides

  • Marc S. Cooperman, Dale H. Hoscheit,  Jon O. Nelson, Joseph M. Potenza and Charles W. Shifley are named to Euromoney’s 2017 Expert Guide to the “World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners.”
  • Helen Hill Minsker is named to Euromoney’s 2016 Expert Guide to the “World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners.”
  • Helen Hill Minsker is named to Euromoney’s 2016 Expert Guide to “Women in Business Law.”

Intellectual Asset Management

  • Banner & Witcoff is recognized in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000 for patent prosecution and litigation in Illinois, and patent prosecution in Washington, D.C. Joseph J. Berghammer is recognized for prosecution in Illinois; John P. Iwanicki is recognized for prosecution in Massachusetts; Ross A. Dannenberg, Robert S. Katz, Frederic M. Meeker and Darrell G. Mottley are recognized for prosecution in Washington, D.C.; Joseph J. Berghammer, Timothy C. Meece and Christopher J. Renk are recognized for litigation in Illinois; and Robert S. Katz is recognized for litigation in Washington, D.C. Robert S. Katz and Darrell G. Mottley are also recognized for design patent work in the United States.
  • Banner & Witcoff is recognized in Intellectual Asset Management for preparing and prosecuting the highest quality U.S. patents for our clients in 2017. IAM collaborates with Ocean Tomo on its data and analysis.
  • Timothy C. Meece is named to the 2017 IAM 300 The World’s Leading IP Strategists list.

Intellectual Property Today

  • The March 2015 issue of Intellectual Property Today  listed Banner & Witcoff as a “Top Patent Firm” and ranked the firm No. 1 for design patents.
  • The May 2014 issue of Intellectual Property Today  listed Banner & Witcoff as a “Top Trademark Firm.”

Illinois Leading Lawyers

  • Fifteen Chicago-based Banner & Witcoff attorneys were selected as 2016 Leading Lawyers: Matthew P. Becker, Joseph J. Berghammer,  Scott A. Burow, Marc S. Cooperman, Timothy C. Meece, Helen Hill Minsker, Janice V. Mitrius, Jon O. Nelson, Binal J. Patel, Thomas K. Pratt, Christopher J. Renk, Robert H. Resis, Rebecca P. Rokos, Charles W. Shifley and Pieter van Es.

Law360

  • Banner & Witcoff is featured in Law360‘s list of 400 largest U.S. law firms in 2017.
  • Banner & Witcoff is featured in Law360‘s list of largest IP boutique law firms in 2016.

Law Bulletin Publishing Co.

  • Richard S. Stockton is featured in the 2015 “40 Under Forty.”

LMG Life Sciences

  • Lisa M. Hemmendinger and John P. Iwanicki are featured as “Life Science Stars” in the 2017 edition of LMG Life Sciences.

Legal 500

  • Banner & Witcoff was recommended for patent prosecution in the United States in the 2017 edition of Legal 500. Joseph J. Berghammer, Michael J. Harris, Robert S. Katz, Erik S. Maurer, Christopher L. McKee, Joseph M. Potenza and Christopher J. Renk were highlighted for their work in patent prosecution.

Managing Intellectual Property

  • Banner & Witcoff was ranked as a leading patent prosecution and litigation firm in the United States by Managing Intellectual Property in 2018.
  • Helen Hill Minsker was recognized in the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars” list of “Top 250 Women in IP.”
  • Sixteen Banner & Witcoff attorneys were recognized as 2017 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars”: Marc S. Cooperman, Ross A. Dannenberg, John P. Iwanicki, Sarah A. Kagan, Robert S. Katz, Christopher L. McKee, Timothy C. Meece, Frederic M. Meeker, Helen Hill Minsker, Darrell G. Mottley, Joseph M. Potenza, Christopher J. Renk, Joseph M. Skerpon, Richard S. Stockton, J. Pieter van Es and Bradley C. Wright.

National Law Journal

  • Joseph M. Potenza is featured in the National Law Journal’s 2017 “Intellectual Property Trailblazers,” a special issue that recognizes leading attorneys who have made their mark on practice, policy and technological advancements in intellectual property.

Super Lawyers

  • Illinois — Matthew P. Becker, Joseph J. Berghammer, Aaron Bowling, Scott A. Burow, Marc S. Cooperman, Azuka C. Dike, Audra C. Eidem Heinze, Katie Laatsch Fink, Sean J. Jungels, Kevin C. Keenan, Michael L. Krashin, Erik S. Maurer, Matthew J. May, Timothy C. Meece, Janice V. Mitrius, Jon O. Nelson, Binal J. Patel, Justin M. Philpott, Thomas K. Pratt, Timothy J. Rechtien, Christopher J. Renk, Charles W. Shifley, Jason S. Shull, J. Pieter van Es and Bradley J. Van Pelt are named to Illinois “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” for their work in intellectual property law and intellectual property litigation in 2018.
  • Washington, D.C. — Robert F. Altherr, Ross A. Dannenberg, Rajit Kapur, Scott M. Kelly, Frederic M. Meeker, Chunhsi Andy Mu, Joseph M. Potenza and Bradley C. Wright are named Washington, D.C., “Super Lawyers” and “Rising Stars” in 2018.
  • Massachusetts — John P. Iwanicki and Ernest V. Linek are named 2016 Massachusetts “Super Lawyers” for their work in intellectual property law.

 U.S. News & World Report

  • Banner & Witcoff received a National Tier 1 ranking in intellectual property litigation, patent litigation and patent law in the 2018 edition of U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms.”

Vault

  • Banner & Witcoff is recognized in Vault’s Top 150 Under 150 in 2018.
  • Banner & Witcoff is recognized in Vault’s list of Best Intellectual Property Boutique Law Firms in 2018.

Washington Business Journal

  • Banner & Witcoff is listed in the Washington Business Journal’s 2017 list of the largest firms in the Washington, D.C. area.

Who’s Who Legal

  • V. Bryan Medlock, Joseph M. Potenza and Jason S. Shull are listed in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal for their work in patent law. Helen Hill Minsker is listed in the 2017 edition of Who’s Who Legal for her work in trademark law.

World Trademark Review 1000

  • Banner & Witcoff is ranked as a top trademark firm in the 2018 edition of the World Trademark Review 1000.
  • Helen Hill Minsker, Christopher J. Renk and Richard S. Stockton are also ranked as world’s leading trademark professionals in the 2018 edition of the annual guide.