(NEW YORK) Katten announced today that the firm's Intellectual Property (IP) practice along with five of its leading patent attorneys were named in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2023, a directory that identifies the top patent professionals across the globe.

Katten earned a bronze ranking for Litigation in New York for having "another tremendous year, with many key victories in hard-fought disputes" and was recognized for its strong patent practices in Illinois and North Carolina. The directory highlighted that Katten's "life sciences capabilities are scarcely rivalled, particularly when it comes to representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Hatch-Waxman litigation." The firm has a market-leading reputation for handling Hatch-Waxman cases on behalf of the world's largest generic producers.

"This recognition validates Katten IP patent attorneys as some of the most highly-rated in the country," said Deepro R. Mukerjee, chair of Katten's global Intellectual Property department and a member of the firm's Board of Directors. "We distinguish ourselves in the patent space not only by the volume and variety of work we handle, but also our exceptional client service and track record of successful outcomes for our clients in business-critical cases."

Mukerjee earned a silver ranking in New York and was praised in the guide for being a "truly outstanding practitioner" and a "highly respected and formidable adversary." Client testimonials in the guide commended Mukerjee for taking "the hardest cases — the ones no one expects he can win" and for achieving "a positive, big-picture result for his clients."

Patent Litigation co-chairs Lance A. Soderstrom and Brian Sodikoff were also spotlighted in the guide. Soderstrom, described as an "excellent patent litigator," was named a "recommended individual" in New York while Sodikoff earned a silver ranking in Illinois. In North Carolina, both Joseph M. Janusz and Dr. Jitendra "Jitty" Malik were named "recommended individuals." Malik also earned an individual recognition in the United States: National category.

IAM Patent 1000 focuses exclusively on patent practice and has firmly established itself as the definitive "go-to" resource for those seeking world-class legal patent expertise. Firm rankings are based on the depth of experience, market presence and the level of work in which firms are typically engaged. Individual rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of the professionals' practices and the markets in which they operate.