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ALEXANDRIA, Va. June 18, 2020 - Buchanan's IP practice and 13 of its attorneys are recognized in the 2020 edition of IAM Patent 1000The 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 extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.

The following Buchanan shareholders are recognized as leading patent practitioners in the following categories and geographic areas:

Lynn J. Alstadt – IP Litigation & Prosecution, Pennsylvania

Craig G. Cochenour – IP Prosecution, Pennsylvania

Michael L. Dever – IP Litigation, Prosecution & Transactions, Pennsylvania

David A. Gurwin – IP Transactions, Pennsylvania

Susan M. Hartman – IP Transactions, Pennsylvania

Duane A. Stewart III – IP Prosecution, Pennsylvania


Matthew L. Fedowitz – IP Litigation & Prosecution, Washington, DC

Patrick E. Keane – IP Prosecution & Transactions, Washington, DC

Robert G. Mukai – IP Prosecution, Washington, DC

William C. Rowland – IP Prosecution, Washington, DC

Lloyd Smith – IP Litigation, Washington, DC

Todd R. Walters – IP Prosecution, Washington, DC

Charles F Wieland III – IP Prosecution, Washington, DC

IAM also ranked the firm’s IP litigation and IP prosecution and IP transaction practices in Pennsylvania and the Washington, DC Metro Area. Additonally, Buchanan is the only Highly Recommended IP transactions practice in Pennsylvania. 

The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states.