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3 Haynes Boone Lawyers Recognized as 2021 IP Rising Stars

October 05, 2021
Managing Intellectual Property recognized Haynes and Boone, LLP Partners Scott Jarratt and Robert LeBlanc and Counsel Jason Whitney as 2021 Rising Stars in intellectual property (IP).

The publication ranks lawyers and firms based on research and market and client feedback about a range of criteria, including practitioners’ depth of experience and track records of wins and losses.

IP STARS “Recognises some of the best up-and-coming intellectual property practitioners in private practice who contributed to the success of their firms and clients,” Managing IP said.

Here are Haynes Boone’s 2021 Rising Stars:

Scott Jarratt, a partner in Haynes Boone’s IP, patents, and technology practice groups, among others, helps clients both obtain and defend against technology-intensive patents. Drawing upon his industry experience, Scott serves as lead counsel in inter partes review proceedings and helps resolve patent disputes across numerous technological fields including wireless telecommunications and consumer electronics.

Robert LeBlanc, a partner in Haynes Boone’s trademark, copyright, and social media practice groups, counsels many of the world’s most valuable and famous companies on brand strategy and the protection of brand assets, including, brand creation, selection, protection, expansion, and enforcement. A large portion of Rob’s practice focuses on internet and social media issues.

Jason Whitney is a counsel in the Haynes Boone IP litigation practice group. He is an experienced litigator and registered patent attorney, counseling clients from small to large in obtaining, protecting, and enforcing IP rights. He has argued patent disputes before the International Trade Commission, defended clients in trademark and copyright lawsuits in various federal courts, and prosecuted patents and trademarks before the Patent and Trademark Office.

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The Haynes Boone IP group helps its clients protect, enforce, defend, and monetize their innovations. More than half of the firm’s patent lawyers have worked as engineers, programmers, or technical salespeople, with many also serving as in-house counsel for leading technology companies and as patent examiners at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The IP team has filed more than 19,000 patent applications in the U.S. and abroad in the past five years. Recently, Managing IP named Haynes and Boone as the leading patent prosecution firm in the southern U.S. The IP Practice Group was also ranked in the 2020 Legal 500 U.S. legal directory.

Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with 18 offices, spanning Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City, and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services, and private equity. With 600 lawyers, Haynes Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It was recognized for excellence in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2021 “A-Team” report, which identifies the law firms that in-house counsel commend for providing superior client service.
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