In this latest edition of THE POWER LIST, Missouri Lawyers Media examines the state’s most powerful attorneys in intellectual property law.
We look at practitioners who pursue or defend against claims involving patent applications and infringements, patent licenses, trademarks and trade secrets, copyrights and unfair competition. These are attorneys who have expertise in a dizzying alphabet soup of legislative requirements including the federal TCPA and HIPAA, the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA. They often litigate in state and federal court and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. A number of these attorneys are themselves inventors and patent holders, as well as authors, engineers, scientists, financial experts and professors. Their clients range from inventors developing new technologies in their garages to Microsoft, Sprint, Cerner, Monsanto, Nike and many other top companies.
We scoured the archives of Missouri Lawyers Weekly, reviewed our database of verdicts and settlements and spoke to attorneys and other leaders to come up with a list of what we believe to be the 32 most powerful environmental and energy attorneys in Missouri. Are there attorneys who should have been included? Are there some you feel don’t belong? Let us know what you think — and watch for further editions of THE POWER LIST throughout the year.
|Keith J. Bae