Fox’s Nationwide IP Department Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

June 20, 2017 – Press Releases

For the second consecutive year, Fox Rothschild’s Intellectual Property Department has been featured in the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000.

The prestigious guide identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms around the world.

Fox’s Intellectual Property Department, which includes more than 120 professionals nationwide, was praised for its “savvy licensing work and astute patent acquisition.” The team was also noted for working with “Xerox to protect and exploit their technologies.”

James M. Singer (Pittsburgh), chair of Fox’s IP Department, was highlighted in the guide and noted by clients as a “tremendous, well-rounded attorney” who is “great to work with” and is “superb in technology transfers as well as prosecution.”

Also featured in the guide were Fox partners D. William Kaufman (Minneapolis) and Deborah A. Somerville (New York).

Kaufman was listed as a “terrific transactional lawyer and business-minded IP portfolio strategist…who helps innovators to achieve their objectives.”

Somerville was noted as a “pharmaceutical and biotechnology star,” and clients say she, “understands commercial motivations as much as she understands the technology.”

The Fox team handles the complete range of patent law matters, including domestic and foreign patent prosecution, corporate due diligence, counseling and opinions regarding patent invalidity and noninfringement. In 2016 alone, the group, which has more than 50 registered patent attorneys and agents, secured nearly 600 patents in the United States and internationally.