Shareholders Mike Rounds and Craig Hemenway have been included in the 2019 Intellectual Asset Magazine (IAM) Patent 1000 rankings. In addition, Brownstein was recognized by IAM for our work in patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions.
Rounds, chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department, is new to the IAM Patent 1000 this year and was recognized in the patent litigation category. He has 30 years of experience litigating high-profile patent and intellectual property cases in district courts in Nevada, California, Delaware, Texas and throughout the United States. Mike’s success and experience at the district court and appellate level includes numerous reported decisions for clients in the internet, cell phone, gaming, pharmaceutical, computer hardware and software, disc drive, database management and heavy equipment industries.
Hemenway, Brownstein’s lead patent attorney for high-tech matters, has been recognized by IAM each year since 2011 for both prosecution and transactions. He works with both startups and major corporations, including a Fortune 50 technology client, providing strategic counseling, managing complex portfolios of patent assets, advising on complex IP transactions, licensing IP assets and providing opinions of counsel. He is a former control systems engineer with deep experience in both patent law and engineering.
This year’s IAM ranking commentary states, “Brownstein has really taken off in the patent world in recent years and has made disciples of several household names in the consumer electronics, pharmaceutical, network communications and energy fields, among others; it treats all clients to commercially infused IP advice that has rock-solid technical foundations.”
Every year, IAM compiles a list of the top 1,000 patent attorneys in the world and breaks it down by country and U.S. state, recommending those considered leaders in the field. The process involves extensive international research including interviews with more than 1,500 individuals to gather feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of the attorneys’ practices and markets.