(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 2024, a directory that identifies the top patent professionals across the globe.

Katten earned a bronze ranking for Litigation in New York for providing “excellent, practical advice” and for achieving “victories in many complex and important matters.” The firm, which has a market-leading reputation for handling Hatch-Waxman cases on behalf of the world’s largest generic pharmaceutical producers, was also recognized for its strong patent practices in Illinois and North Carolina and described as an “established full-service firm across the United States, United Kingdom and China.”

“This recognition once again underscores Katten’s leadership in the field of patents,” said Deepro R. Mukerjee, Chair of Katten’s global Intellectual Property department and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. “Our clients entrust us with the most complex and significant IP matters because our team of seasoned litigators plays an essential role in helping to defend and protect their patent innovations and investments.”

Mukerjee earned a silver ranking in New York and was praised in the guide as “an exceptional attorney and a skilled and talented litigator.” Client testimonials commended Mukerjee for making them feel “confident in knowing that he has … the company’s back in any negotiation with an opposing party” and that he is the type of attorney “who has the versatility to access different gears to achieve a winning result.” Similarly in New York, Patent Litigation Co-Chair Lance A. Soderstrom received a bronze ranking. Soderstrom was lauded for being “well acquainted with patent litigation across a multitude of fields, having tried hundreds of cases in his career, across several US states.”

In Illinois, Patent Litigation Co-Chair Brian Sodikoff secured a silver ranking. Sodikoff was spotlighted as a “master at securing patents that transform ideas into business triumphs” and recognized for his “remarkable track record advising major pharmaceutical players in Hatch-Waxman litigation,” which has helped him achieve “significant victories.”

Similarly, IP Partners Joseph M. Janusz and Dr. Jitendra “Jitty” Malik were both named “recommended individuals” in North Carolina. They were featured as “seasoned litigators” who are “accomplished in multiple arenas, including in inter partes review processes, and they predominantly represent companies in the pharmaceutical industries in enforcing and protecting their patents.”

The IAM Patent 1000 is the definitive resource for identifying top patent professionals and firm-wide private practice patent expertise in key jurisdictions around the globe. An extensive research process is performed over five months, with a team of full-time analysts conducting 1,800 interviews with industry specialists around the world and resulting in the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent service providers. Only those identified by market sources for their exceptional skillsets and profound insights into patent matters are featured in the IAM Patent 1000.