Press Release

Five Haynes and Boone Lawyers Highlighted in IAM Patent 1000

June 13, 2016

Haynes and Boone, LLP has again been recognized in the fifth edition of the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 legal directory.

Partners Randall Brown, David McCombs, Phillip Philbin, Mark Tidwell and Jeff Wolfson were all highlighted in the guide reserved for best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners in the world’s key jurisdictions.

Researchers noted the firm’s dedication, work ethic and unique culture that “is informed by a joined-up approach which means that clients benefit from the full resources of its 14 offices and 550 lawyers.” The group was also lauded for being “firmly plugged into the latest developments in commercial and IP law.”

Individual lawyers also received glowing feedback. Partner David McCombs, recommended in transactions, prosecution and post-grant proceedings, is called a “tough competitor” and a “fair guy who plays hard.” Jeff Wolfson, recommended in prosecution and transactions, is praised for his ability to secure “cast-iron protections” for his clients’ innovations.

Researchers said Partner Phillip Philbin, “goes all-out” and “always brings the fight to opposing parties.” Additionally, Partner Mark Tidwell, recommended in transactions and prosecution, and Partner Randall Brown, recommended in prosecution, are praised for their “expertise in cutting-edge technologies” and “game-changing strategic advice.”

“I am thrilled to see this group of our partners being recognized as among the very best in our profession,” said firm Managing Partner Tim Powers. “In the finest traditions of Haynes and Boone, they consistently go above and beyond for their clients and this acknowledgement is extremely gratifying.”

Launched in 2003, IAM is universally acknowledged as the world’s leading intellectual property business media platform, producing a wide range of publications. The IAM Patent 1000 is designed to shine a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the patent practice area.

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