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Pittsburgh, PA, Alexandria, VA. and Washington, D.C. – June 11, 2013 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce its Intellectual Property Licensing, Prosecution and Litigation Practices, along with 10 shareholders were recommended in International Asset Management’s Patent 1000, the best-in-class listing of patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners across 50 key jurisdictions. Lynn J. Alstadt, Michael L. Dever, Erin Dunston, David A. Gurwin, Susan M. Hartman, Patrick C. Keane, Samuel C. Miller III, Robert G. Mukai, Carla J. Vrsansky and Todd R. Walters were the Buchanan lawyers recognized in the Patent 1000 list.

Alstadt was noted for his “practical approach to complex patentability and infringement analysis matters,” Gurwin for his software and media work, Dever for litigations and licensing and Vrsansky for her prosecution practice. Hartman garnered recognition as “the state’s most effective transactional IP specialist.”

Keane was noted for his “strong foundation in all areas of intellectual property,” Mukai and Dunston were noted for their highly specialized practices, and Walters was lauded as “one of the country’s top interference experts.” Miller was praised for his ability to evaluate and handle tough patent cases and for being “highly attuned to the ebbs and flows of the law.”

Continuing to win glowing review for patent prosecution work, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was lauded by the 2013 IAM Patent 1000 for doing “a fantastic job writing the initial patent application and claims, and give superb guidance on how best to protect the client’s intellectual property. They are extremely effective in responding to office actions and deliver rock-solid patents.”

About IAM Patent 1000
Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent litigation feature in the IAM Patent 1000.

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