Alexandria, Va. and Pittsburgh, Pa. — October 21, 2011 — Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC is proud to announce its intellectual property licensing practice and Shareholders David A. Gurwin and Patrick C. Keane were recommended in the most recent edition of IAM Licensing 250, a list of the world's leading patent and technology licensing practitioners.
From IAM Licensing 250:
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney has gone from strength to strength and it is now considered to be at the forefront of thought leadership in the IP transactional arena. It brings together a wide range of technical experts who, as a group, cover the full spectrum of technologies, marrying their capabilities with the firm's corporate law and M&A experts to offer clients a truly full-scope patent and technology licensing service.
Alexandria Intellectual Property Shareholders Patrick C. Keane — "known for his strategic nous and his diverse practice, encompassing portfolio management and development, enforcement, licensing and corporate and M&A support" — garnered recommendations for his licensing work.
In its Pennsylvania rankings, IAM Licensing 250 noted the firm's licensing team "has the know-how and experience to handle any kind of commercial transaction involving the exploitation and monetization of intellectual property." Like its Virginia-based counterpart, the Pennsylvania licensing practice's work "cuts across a range of industry sectors and technologies, although healthcare, software, life sciences and clean-tech pare particular strongholds."
A client interviewed by IAM lauded Buchanan as "a top competitor in Pennsylvania with a long and illustrious history representing technology companies in the state." Pittsburgh Corporate Shareholder David A. Gurwin was singled out for his combination of "legal, business and technical expertise and experience," which allows him "to advise on a full range of IP and technology commercialization deals." According to a client interview, he is a "force to be reckoned with" in his software and internet practices.
About IAM Licensing 250
IAM Licensing 250, compiled by Intellectual Asset Management magazine, is a list of the world's leading patent and technology licensing practitioners. It is based on four months of research and interviews with attorneys involved in intellectual property licensing as well as client referrals and commendations. The final list is composed of practitioners boasting positive feedback, top-drawer work and a healthy degree of specialization.
David A. Gurwin chairs the firm's Entertainment and Media Law Group. He is also chair of the firm's Technology Transactions Group, whose members focus on representing companies and individuals — regardless of the industry — with commercial transactions involving technology-related issues.
Patrick C. Keane focuses his practice on all aspects of Intellectual Property (IP) counseling, including patent litigation and IP portfolio development. This focus includes strategic development and enforcement of IP portfolios to optimize revenue and product sales.