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.”

Expert Guides

  • Marc S. Cooperman is one of 31 patent attorneys named to Expert Guides’ 2018 edition of Best of the Best USA.
  • Marc S. Cooperman, Dale H. Hoscheit,  Jon O. Nelson, Joseph M. Potenza and Charles W. Shifley are named to Expert Guides‘ 2017 list of “World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners.”
  • Helen Hill Minsker is named to Expert Guides’ 2016 list of “World’s Leading Trademark Law Practitioners.”
  • Helen Hill Minsker is named to Expert Guides’ 2016 list of “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.
  • Timothy C. Meece is named to the 2018 edition of the IAM 300 The World’s Leading IP Strategists.
  • 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.

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.

  • Azuka C. Dike is featured in the 2018 “40 Under Forty.”
  • 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 is recommended for patent prosecution and trademarks: non-contentious in the United States in the 2018 edition of Legal 500. Michael J. Harris, Robert S. Katz, Christopher L. McKee, Darrell G. Mottley and Christopher J. Renk are highlighted for their work in patent prosecution. Helen Hill Minsker and Richard S. Stockton are highlighted for their trademark practice.

Managing Intellectual Property

  • Banner & Witcoff is recognized for patent prosecution and litigation in the United States, and patent prosecution and litigation in Illinois and Washington, D.C., in the 2018 edition of Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars.” The firm is also recognized for trademarks in Illinois.
  • Helen Hill Minsker is recognized in the 2018 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars” list of “Top 250 Women in IP.”
  • Seventeen Banner & Witcoff attorneys are recognized as 2018 Managing Intellectual Property “IP Stars”: Marc S. Cooperman, Ross A. Dannenberg, Michael J. Harris, 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

  • Banner & Witcoff is included in the National Law Journal‘s 2018 NLJ 500, a survey of the 500 largest U.S.-centric law firms.
  • 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

  • Joseph M. Potenza and Jason S. Shull are listed in the 2018 edition of Who’s Who Legal for their work in patent law. Helen Hill Minsker is listed in the 2018 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.