HOUSTON – Acclaimed Houston-based patent litigation boutique Heim, Payne & Chorush has been recognized in the 2017 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000, a global guide identifying the top patent professionals in jurisdictions worldwide.

Describing the Houston-based litigation boutique as a team of “superb patent litigators” who “know what it takes to prevail … against global industry behemoths,” the IAM Patent 1000 also recognizes firm cofounder Michael Heim and firm partner Eric Enger individually based on feedback from peers and a rigorous research process.

IAM researchers describe Heim, Payne & Chorush as a “top quality outlet, whose high ratio of partners to associates enables it to field a field a lean but effective team for high-stakes disputes. Its well-rounded professionals combine courtroom mastery, analytical rigor and technical acuity to secure the best results.”

The IAM Patent 1000 is compiled following an extensive research process that includes more than 1,800 interviews with lawyers and in-house counsel in dozens of countries.

“They have extremely detailed knowledge of patent law and inventions,” IAM researchers state. “They explain difficult concepts in simple terms and are an ideal choice for cases involving complex technology issues.”

The IAM Patent 1000 describes Mr. Heim as “a hardened litigator and former patent examiner brimming with strategic insight accumulated over decades in the field. He has enjoyed multiple successes asserting MicroUnity’s patents against several computing giants, including Intel, Dell and Apple.”

The publication describes Mr. Enger as “redoubtable in multi-patent suits and trade secret disputes; he has made an indelible mark enforcing intellectual assets against an array of household names, such as Samsung, IBM and Apple.”

Heim, Payne & Chorush represents plaintiffs and defendants nationwide in patent and antitrust litigation in a broad range of technologies and business sectors. Firm attorneys have a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds and expertise to handle all facets of intellectual property litigation for some of the largest energy and technology firms, as well as individuals and smaller companies going up against the behemoths of industry. Heim, Payne & Chorush takes pride in its ability to partner with other attorneys and firms to bring the best possible trial team together for the benefit of the client. Visit www.hpcllp.com