Banner Witcoff is one of the best performing and most active law firms in inter partes review (IPR), according to Patexia’s 2019 IPR Intelligence Report that also recognizes more than a dozen firm attorneys.
The report – which was released August 28 and measures the performance of 941 law firms across 8,107 IPRs between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2019 – ranks Banner Witcoff as a top firm in every category for which it analyzed law firm performance in IPRs. Notably, the report recognizes Banner Witcoff as the 7th best performing firm for representing patent owners, the 17th most active law firm representing petitioners, and the 22nd most active firm overall.
In addition to the firm’s impressive rankings, Patexia’s report recognizes the following Banner Witcoff attorneys for being among the best performing and most active IPR attorneys in the nation:
- Erik S. Maurer ranks in the top five best performing attorneys representing patent owners;
- Christopher J. Renk ranks in the top 15 best performing attorneys representing patent owners;
- Charles W. Shifley ranks among the top 20 best performing attorneys for petitioners;
- Frederic M. Meeker and Bradley C. Wright rank in the top 20 most active attorneys representing petitioners;
- Scott M. Kelly and Blair A. Silver rank among the top 100 most active attorneys representing petitioners;
- Scott Kelly ranks among the top 100 best performing attorneys overall (representing petitioners and patent owners);
- Matthew A. Becker, Jordan N. Bodner, Azuka C. Dike, John R. Hutchins, Christopher L. McKee, Binal J. Patel, Thomas K. Pratt, and Chris Renk are among the top 500 most active IPR attorneys.
Earlier in August, Patexia ranked Banner Witcoff No. 2 on its list of the top five law firms with the largest growth in IPRs over the last five years, and Brad Wright No. 1 among the top five attorneys with the biggest boost in IPRs during the same period.
Patexia — a global online platform for IP professionals — indicates the data it analyzed for the report was obtained from public sources, including the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and Public Access to Court Electronic Records.