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Intellectual Property

7 ranked lawyersBand 1KentuckyUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Distinguished for its deep bench of seasoned practitioners and guidance on IP portfolio management needs including prosecution, licensing agreements, due diligence for corporate deals and searches. Also highlighted for its strong counsel on infringement allegations. Capable of handling high-stakes IP litigation for large clients.

Strengths

One client reports: "The team is competent, reliable and responsive."

Another source adds: "Their IP people are premiers in the country."

"They are among the best and I'm lucky to work with them," comments a source.

Work highlights

Acted for HMS in a multifaceted dispute with a competitor, recently securing a defense verdict following a jury trial on trademark infringement claims.

Notable practitioners

Amy Berge is highlighted for her extensive trademark and copyright capabilities, which see her regularly advise on cross-border portfolio management and protection.
"Amy is always attentive to our questions and provides timely and assertive feedback."

James Higgins is highly respected for his notable experience in IP litigation, drawing on wider strength in commercial disputes at trial and appellate stage.
"He looks at things from both a human and legal standpoint, and can put that together in an efficient way." "He's invaluably awesome."

John Salazar advises on the management and development of portfolios for a range of clients, while also offering experience in domestic and cross-border patent prosecution.
"He is brilliant and a very commercially minded patent prosecutor. He is always looking out for the best things for the clients."

Joseph Dages assists clients on the development and enforcement of copyrights and trademarks, as well as advising on domain names. His practice includes advising individuals from the creative industries such as authors and artists, alongside counseling multinational companies.

Julie Ray represents clients in a wide range of domestic and international trademark matters, including registrations, licensing and infringement claims. Her expertise also extends to copyright and unfair competition claims.
"She is engaging, very knowledgeable and direct when necessary. I highly recommend her and enjoy working with her tremendously." "She reads clients well and gives very practical advice."

Robert Eichenberger 's practice includes contentious mandates such as PTAB cases and patent infringement trials, as well as advising on license negotiations and transactions such as joint ventures and M&A.
"Robert Eichenberger is well respected."

Scot Duvall regularly handles USPTO registrations for a broad client base, as well as advising on licensing, brand development and IP concerns arising from transactions. His practice also includes TTAB and courtroom proceedings.

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Kentucky

Intellectual Property


Amy B Berge
Band 1
James R Higgins Jr
Senior Statespeople
John F Salazar
Band 1
Joseph R Dages
Up and Coming
Julie Gregory Ray
Band 2
Robert Eichenberger
Band 3

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