Katten's Patent Litigation team was recognized for its industry-leading experience across virtually every business forum by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2017—The World's Leading Patent Professionals, a market-leading guide that identifies and profiles leading private practice patent professionals and firms in the world's key jurisdictions.
Regarding the practice, IAM Patent 1000 2017 said, "This sector has always been a stronghold for the firm and as a result of its experience, the group can provide much-needed certainty on timing of legal spend and level of overall spend for any particular case—as well as quality representation."
Chicago Intellectual Property partners Brian Sodikoff and Stephen Benson—each highly ranked for their individual efforts—have been helping to expand the activities and client base in the area of life sciences. It praised Brian's "keen appreciation of the commercial and regulatory underpinnings of the pharmaceutical industry," adding that "He captains the national patent litigation division, which judiciously draws on Katten's wider dispute resolution resources to give patrons all the firepower they need." It also referred to Stephen's "finely honed presentation skills [that] shine through in both his written and oral advocacy."
Overall, the publication praised the firm, saying, "Katten has proven particularly effective at picking holes in the arguments of patent assertion entities, and has a refined yet assertive approach when getting rights holders quickly and painlessly out of NPE litigation."
Long recognized as leader in its field, Katten's Patent Litigation team is committed to achieving the best results possible in contested matters, whether through litigation, mediation, arbitration or settlement.