Chambers USA Ranks Lerner David Top New Jersey IP Firm 2011

Lerner, David is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized again as the top intellectual property law firm in New Jersey by Chambers USA.  In addition, not only did Lerner David take the top position, but six of its attorneys were recognized as leaders in their field of intellectual property: Joseph S. Littenberg, William L. Mentlik, Bruce H. Sales, Charles P. Kennedy, Stephen F. Roth, and Shawn P. Foley.

Here is what Chambers USA said about Lerner David:

Lerner David focuses exclusively on all aspects of IP from patent prosecutions to licensing and portfolio management. This is among the largest and most experienced such teams in the state. Lerner David is one of a handful of US law firms with an office in southern China, through which it has been bolstering its credentials by winning new work from both international and Chinese organizations. In New Jersey it counsels prominent stakeholders in such fields as the telecom, healthcare and technology sectors, and assists foreign enterprises in securing IP rights in the USA.

Sources say: "They know exactly what clients are looking to achieve, and have worked hard to ensure that problems are resolved in a stable and effective manner. They have one of the best IP litigation teams around."

Here is what Chambers USA said about key Lerner David attorneys:

Joseph Littenberg is a "standout leader" when addressing both issues of licensing and patent litigation, and is particularly renowned for being "highly productive in dealing with opponents."

The hugely respected William Mentlik is a "seasoned courtroom operator"and, although a litigator, wins praise for "identifying when clients can avoid protracted patent prosecutions." Sources point out that his straightforward manner does him credit, noting that "you don't have to beat about the bush to get meaningful answers from him."

Copyright, patent and trademark expert Bruce Sales takes a "constructive, amicable approach to litigating cases that works in the best interests of his clients." On the noncontentious side, he assists clients with managing their portfolios at a global level.

Charles Kennedy is a trusted lawyer in patent, trademark and copyright cases, and is admired for his "high-quality, pragmatic" approach to litigious proceedings.

Stephen Roth is pinpointed by sources as a potential star among the firm's next generation of leaders, and has earned a place in the rankings as an up-and-comer. His focus is on all aspects of IP litigation. 

Shawn Foley is singled out as a trusted adviser to the biotech sector, in which he assists clients in managing and developing their IP portfolios.

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Chambers and Partners, a London-based guide to the leading firms and lawyers in the world, rankings are based on feedback received from clients and peers who rated the firm's legal abilities and client service.