June 25, 2013 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was announced as the award winner for the “Best USA IP Firm: Patent Prosecution 2013” by the International Legal Alliance Summit & Awards held in New York City on June 20, 2013.

“Buchanan is a strong general practice firm with an elite IP practice that is comprehensive in scope and global in reach,” stated Patrick C. Keane, Executive Shareholder and immediate past chair of the firm’s Intellectual Property Section, which comprises more than 60 attorneys who are fully integrated among the firm’s 450 attorneys and professionals. “We are honored to have been recognized in such prestigious fashion for helping our clients develop solid patent portfolios which can ultimately be leveraged to drive their market success,” he added.

Keane accepted the award on behalf of the firm during the awards ceremony, which attracted more than 600 attendees from the best law firms worldwide and top in-house counsels. Buchanan was one of 10 finalists in the patent prosecution category.

The International Alliance Summit & Awards recognize the best corporate and IP law firms in their domestic market for their excellent annual results and lasting performance in management and leadership. The selection process consists of about 200 law firms according to a range of studies, surveys and rankings. Jury members, made up of more than 100 general counsels of Fortune 500 companies, then elected the winners based on expertise in the corresponding practice and general achievements in the domestic market.

About the Firm
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC (www.bipc.com) has more than 450 attorneys and government relations professionals practicing throughout the United States, with offices in California, Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C. ###