Five Cozen O’Connor Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized by IAM Patent 1000

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

IAM Patent 1000 has named Frank Abramonte, Thomas Fisher, Keith Fredlake, Jeffrey Gendzwill, and Edward Weisz to their 2023 list. The practice was also recommended for patent prosecution in the Washington, D.C., metro area.

This was the first time the Patent Practice was named in the rankings in large part due to its significant strategic growth over the past year. IAM Patent 1000 stated, “The team are highly astute portfolio managers but also have the capability to represent clients in all contentious forums, from district courts to the ITC.”

Abramonte is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution Practice and focuses on patent procurement and portfolio strategizing in electrical, software, electro-mechanical engineering, and medical device related technologies. In addition, he provides services in licensing, diligence exercises, and validity and infringement studies and opinions, as well as related litigation counseling. He counsels various businesses, from established public companies to early and late stage startup businesses.

Fisher focuses his practice on complex electrical, mechanical, and computer software patent litigation. He is an experienced first-chair attorney with extensive experience in the federal district courts, in § 337 proceedings before the International Trade Commission, in post-grant review proceedings, including AIA proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and in appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. His litigation experience includes matters directed to electrical and mechanical technologies such as software, encryption, GPS systems, micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) technology, mechanical devices, medical devices, and aseptic packaging systems.

Fredlake is a registered patent attorney whose practice includes drafting and prosecuting patent applications; working with clients on design patents; and counseling clients on issues regarding the patentability of inventions, patent rights in foreign countries, and the infringement and validity of U.S. patents. He also regularly performs portfolio review for clients, including freedom-to-operate, invalidity, patentability, and opposition searches. He is also experienced in preparing invalidity and non-infringement options for utility and design patents. His clients are primarily in the chemical and life sciences industry, including chemistry, chemical engineering, oil and gas-petrochemicals, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.

Gendzwill is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution Practice and a registered patent attorney who concentrates his practice on patent-related matters, focusing on client counseling, portfolio strategy and management, U.S. and foreign patent preparation/prosecution, and post-grant proceedings. His practice spans a wide range of technologies, focusing on the chemical and life sciences industry, including chemical engineering, chemistry, clean energy, and nutritional/pharmaceutical supplements, as well as mechanical and biomechanical engineering, nanotechnology, physics, composite materials, and medical devices. He also has extensive experience preparing complex patentability, invalidity, non-infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions, as well as state-of-the-art analyses. He has represented multiple clients in offensive and defensive disputes before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Weisz is co-chair of the firm’s Patent Prosecution Practice and focuses on U.S. patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, and licensing. He prosecutes patent applications and renders legal opinions and advises clients on infringement, freedom to operate, and validity issues in the electrical, mechanical, consumer products, product packaging, and business method.

About IAM Patent 1000

The IAM Patent 1000 has firmly established itself as the definitive “go-to” resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent knowledge. IAM is the trusted source of worldwide news, analysis, and data on the management of intellectual property as a key business asset. It keeps in-house counsel up to speed with the global issues and strategies that matter, giving you the detail and depth needed to operate successfully.

The guide has been compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months, IAM conducted around 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys, and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Only those individuals identified by market sources for exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters are featured in the IAM Patent 1000.

About Cozen O'Connor

Established in 1970, Cozen O’Connor has over 850 attorneys who help clients manage risk and make better business decisions. The firm counsels clients on their most sophisticated legal matters in all areas of the law, including but not limited to, litigation, corporate, and regulatory law. Representing a broad array of leading global corporations and middle-market companies, Cozen O’Connor serves its clients’ needs through 32 offices across two continents.

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