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Pittsburgh, PA, Alexandria, VA. and Washington, D.C. – June 6, 2014 – Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce its Intellectual Property was nationally recognized for Patent Prosecution, Licensing, Prosecution and Litigation Practices, along with 13 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, Philip L. Hirschhorn, Patrick C. Keane, Samuel C. Miller III, Robert G. Mukai, William C. Rowland, Matthew L. Schneider, Carla J. Vrsansky and Todd R. Walters were the Buchanan lawyers recognized in the Patent 1000 list.

Alstadt was noted as a “practical counselor and excellent litigator and arbitrator,” Gurwin for his software and media work, Dever for litigations and licensing and Vrsansky for her prosecution practice. Hartman garnered recognition as a “commercialization whizz with nearly 25 years’ experience brokering lucrative deals.” Hirschhorn was mentioned for providing “noteworthy results for pharmaceutical, medical device, computer and consumer products clients in trial and at the Federal Circuit.”

Keane was noted for his “skilled tactician, knowledgeable in all aspects of global portfolio development, licensing and the commercial leveraging of intellectual property.” Mukai and Dunston were noted for their highly specialized practices, and Walters was lauded as a “good adversary who fights hard, but fair.” Miller was praised for his opinion work and Rowland was recommended for his mechanical, optical and electrical matters. Schneider was touted as “client counselor par excellence.”

Continuing to win glowing review for patent prosecution work, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney was lauded by the 2014 IAM Patent 1000 for dispensing “sage advice encompassing all aspects of the development, monetization and enforcement of patent rights. No other outfit in the state has as broad a base of expertise and it is thus the only firm to be recognized on each of the prosecution, transactions and litigation tables in this section.”

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

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