Drinker Biddle Intellectual Property lawyers Francis DiGiovanni, Ira Kalina, Mercedes Meyer, Bob Stoll, and Geoffrey Zelley were recognized in the 2019 IAM Patent 1000 as outstanding patent lawyers and leading expert witnesses in the United States.

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“The presence of Robert Stoll is an excellent reason to call on Drinker Biddle. He served as commissioner for patents prior to joining the firm and knows the USPTO better than practically all other private practice lawyers. He is a discerning choice for far-reaching IP counsel.” Bob was also recognized as luminary in the DC Metro Area rankings. 

“Co-chair of Drinker Biddle & Reath’s IP group Francis DiGiovanni is an excellent choice for patent owners in the mechanical engineering sphere. Proficient on both sides of the ‘v,’ he is quick to anticipate the tactics of his adversaries.”

“Life sciences companies, be they large or small, make a beeline to Drinker Biddle because of Mercedes Meyer, a charismatic biotechnologist whose authority on subjects such as patent eligibility and ethics elevates her above 99% of patent prosecutors. She supervises the global development of valuable patent portfolios that make her clients hot targets for investment and collaborations.”

“Extremely skilled patent prosecution attorney Geoffrey Zelley is one of Drinker Biddle & Reath’s best when it comes to patent drafting, filing and counselling. A favourite among chemical innovators, he combines quality with cost-effectiveness, scoring highly for value.”

“Deeply knowledgeable on the topic of software, Ira Kalina is a technology transaction maestro at Drinker Biddle & Reath.”

Source: IAM Patent 1000
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