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Alexandria, VA, June 7, 2011 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce The Legal 500 recommends the firm's Intellectual Property practice and IP attorneys Michael L. Dever, Patrick C. Keane and James A. LaBarre in the Utility and Design Patents category of its 2011 series.

From The Legal 500:

    Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney is an ‘excellent’ general practice firm, ‘extremely responsive’ with ‘very strong business acumen’ and a well-established technology-based IP group whose expertise includes patent interferences, re-examinations and reissues.

    The team, which is mainly based in Alexandria, obtained 1,331 patents in 2010, a number set to increase in 2011 with the recent addition of numerous new clients ranging from Fortune 250 companies to global manufacturers.

    The experienced practice group is headed by Patrick Keane and is particularly focused on electronics and materials science. Key partners include Michael Dever in Pittsburgh and Alexandria-based partner James LaBarre. Abbott, Agere Systems, Cargill, Galderma Research & Development, Georgetown University, Intuity Medical and Rhodia are clients.

Published for more than 20 years, The Legal 500 series provides the most comprehensive worldwide coverage currently available on legal services providers, in over 100 countries. According to the publication's website, "the series is widely regarded as offering the definitive judgment of law firm capabilities."

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