Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney's Patent Practice and 14 of its members have been recognized in the 2015 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, a guide that identifies the top patent practitioners in key jurisdictions across in the U.S. and across the globe.

The guide’s rankings are based on the opinions of leading attorneys within the industry, as well as in-house counsel, and includes individuals and firms with the most positive feedback from clients and peers. Only those identified by market sources for their “exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters” are featured in the guide.

In the publication, Buchanan is recommended nationally for its Patent Prosecution Practice, is highly recommended in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area for its Prosecution Practice and is recommended for its transactional work. The firm also comes recommended in Pennsylvania for patent prosecution. transactional work and is bronzed banded for litigation in Pennsylvania.

In addition to the firmwide and state-level rankings, IAM Patent 1000 recognized the following Buchanan attorneys as leading patent practitioners in the following categories:

  • Lynn J. Alstadt, gold band for litigation (Pennsylvania)
  • Michael L. Dever, recommended for transactions (Pennsylvania); silver band for litigation (Pennsylvania)
  • Erin M. Dunston, recommended nationally for post-grant procedures; recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area); bronze band for litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • David A. Gurwin, recommended for transactions (Pennsylvania)
  • Christine M. Hansen, recommended for patent prosecution (Delaware)
  • Susan M. Hartman, recommended for transactions (Pennsylvania)
  • Philip L. Hirschhorn, bronze band for litigation (New York)
  • Patrick C. Keane, Highly recommended for transactions (DC Metro Area); recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area)
  • Samuel C. Miller III, bronze band for patent litigation (DC Metro Area)
  • Robert G. Mukai, recommended nationally for post-grant procedures; recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area)
  • William C. Rowland, recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area)
  • Mathew L. Schneider, recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area)
  • Carla J. Vrsansky, recommended for patent prosecution (Pennsylvania)
  • Todd R. Walters, recommended nationally for post-grant procedures; recommended for patent prosecution (DC Metro Area)
Read IAM Patent 1000's full profile of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney and view the full rankings here.