2019 WTR 1000 Ranks Leason Ellis among Top Law Firms in New York for Trademark Enforcement and Litigation
"Leason Ellis supports a diverse trademark practice that is showing a lot of momentum in all areas right now. Positive signs of this include taking on additional space and recruiting talent; Lauren Emerson, a former Baker Botts lawyer who is active in INTA and American IP Law Association committees, is one recent arrival. By bringing the latest technology into the practice, Leason Ellis is constantly finding efficiencies; this resonates with in-house counsel, who are increasingly being asked to do more with less. The firm also invests in state-of-the-art security, which brings comfort. Key contacts for clients include Peter Sloane and Karin Segall, who do a bang-up job for Honeywell International, overseeing searching and filing efforts worldwide. Sloane has cultivated a broad-based practice and inspires as chair of the trademark and copyright division. When it comes to trademark registration, Segall is “a terrific resource. She provides prompt and practical advice that is efficient and effective.” On the contentious front, the group’s modus operandi is not to fight everything, but to resolve matters using creative strategies. However, if the conditions for litigation are right, the team strikes hard and fast to get satisfying results. Inculcating this approach as chair of the litigation section is Yuval Marcus. For anything related to domain names, Martin Schwimmer is the person to call. He also spearheads a lot of the firm’s thought-leadership efforts and publishes The Trademark Blog, the longest-standing specialist blog on trademark and copyright law in the world." - WTR
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Located in White Plains, just outside New York City, Leason Ellis manages global patent, trademark and copyright portfolios and litigates intellectual property disputes for clients of all sizes, including Fortune 100 corporations. Founded in 2008 by David Leason and partner Edward Ellis, Leason Ellis is now among the largest intellectual property firms in New York State located outside New York City. The firm has been ranked as one of the nations leading IP law firms by IP Today, IAM Patent 1000 and World Trademark Review, and several of its lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers and Who's Who Legal.
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“Harnessing deep technical expertise and excellent business judgement, Leason Ellis takes inspiration from founding and managing partner David Leason in the provision of world-class prosecution and counselling services. One of the jewels in its crown is the life sciences practice captained by Elizabeth Barnhard, an astute risk manager and global patent strategist with decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. By her side is Susie Cheng who adds tremendous value as a “great idea generator”. “In difficult and emerging areas of intellectual property, she comes up with novel and interesting ways to manage IP assets. Knowledgeable and resourceful, she is one of the most dependable lawyers in the life sciences.” With his outstanding record of scholastic achievement and in-house experience in a multinational pharmaceutical company, Michael Davitz brings both academic rigour and commerciality to the table. He is highly versatile too: prosecuting pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and IT patents; guiding clients on licensing matters; and advising on Hatch-Waxman Act litigation strategy are all things he does at the highest level. “Quick thinking, clear and thorough, Michael moves complex matters on at a fast clip. He also has a strong desire to make the world a better place and for that deserves the highest commendation.” Growth in litigation is one of Leason Ellis’s priorities and helping bring it about is Melvin Garner, an experienced lead counsel whose well-rounded prosecution, licensing and litigation abilities are ideal for resolving challenging disputes. The firm made a smart move in February 2018 bringing ex-Orrick partner Robert Isackson on board: “He’s a creative trial lawyer who thinks outside the box and has an excellent understanding of the technology at issue in his cases and the business concerns of his clients. He’s up front about the chances of success, the time commitment of particular courses of action and associated costs and makes getting to a desired outcome a team effort with his clients.” - IAM