Klarquist Sparkman has been ranked among the Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents by Juristat, an intellectual property consulting firm. Klarquist ranked 4th nationwide for its success in obtaining patents for Life Science clients. Only 10 US firms were recognized, each of which had at least 100 patent applications that reached a final disposition in the relevant technology centers during the one-year period following the Myriad Supreme Court decision. The Myriad and Mayo decisions have made it significantly more difficult to obtain patents on life-sciences inventions, and have made patent prosecution in the life sciences practice groups (technology center 1600) at the USPTO more challenging. Juristat’s Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents list were ranked by their average allowance rates in technology center 1600. Klarquist’s high ranking demonstrates the firm’s expertise in prosecuting life science patents during a challenging time. “Our success demonstrates Klarquist’s expertise in advising clients, understanding the technology landscape, and efficiently working with patent examiners to advance the client’s case,” said Dr. William Noonan, who heads the firm’s Life Sciences Group. Click here to view the full Juristat report.
Klarquist was the only firm based in the Pacific Northwest to be ranked on the list of Top Firms for Life Sciences Patents. Klarquist is one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the Pacific Northwest, with more than 50 attorneys and patent agents. Eleven members of the firm’s Life Sciences Group hold either M.D.’s or Ph.D.’s in a range of science and technology fields, and many have also worked in or directed research laboratories. The firm handles patent matters for research institutions, universities, and large and small corporations located in the U.S. and throughout the world. The firm’s clients include biotechnology, chemical, medical device, software companies and research laboratories, such as Amazon.com, Inc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, National Institutes of Health, University of Pittsburgh, Microsoft, GE Healthcare, Mentor Graphics, TriQuint Semiconductors, Salk Institute for Biological Studies, and Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) was recently awarded the United States Patent and Trademark Office’s 2016 Patents For Humanity award for their work developing an improved meningitis vaccine production process. The patented technology has led to the MenAfriVac® vaccine, and more than 235 million people in Africa’s high-risk meningitis belt have been immunized with it since 2010. Unlike previous vaccines, the new technology created by the FDA raised the vaccine production yield from 20% to 60% and enabled the vaccine to last up to four days without refrigeration. The FDA has licensed the technology to the Meningitis Vaccine Program (MVP) and hosted production scientists from MVP’s Indian manufacturer to teach them how to use the vaccine production technology.
Only four cases of meningitis A were reported in 2013 in the immunized region covering 16 countries. In 2015, the World Health Organization recommended that MenAfriVac® be introduced in routine immunization schedules in sub-Saharan Africa. This will ensure that infants are protected against meningitis and will maintain population-wide immunity.
The Life Sciences team at Klarquist, led by William D. Noonan, M.D., works with the FDA to manage their patent portfolio. Wayne Rupert and Susan Graf, Ph.D. successfully prosecuted patent applications for the FDA’s Polysaccharide-Protein Conjugate Vaccine invention that led to the MenAfriVac® vaccine.
Klarquist is proud to have six attorneys named to the 2017 Best Lawyers in America® list: Lisa M. Caldwell in the area of Trademark Law; James E. Geringer in the areas of IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law; Ramon A. Klitzke II in the areas of Patent Law and Trademark Law; William D. Noonan, M.D. in the area of Patent Law; Stacey C. Slater in the area of Patent Law; and John D. Vandenberg in the areas of IP Litigation and Patent Litigation. In addition, Mr. Klitzke was recognized as the Patent Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, OR.
Best Lawyers® compiles its lists of attorneys by conducting peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and in each community surveyed is selected as a Lawyer of the Year. The Best Lawyers in America® can be found online at www.bestlawyers.com.
Klarquist is proud to have Ramon A. Klitzke II, Jeffrey S. Love, and John D. Vandenberg named to the 2016 Oregon Super Lawyers® list, and Carla Todenhagen selected for inclusion on the 2016 Oregon Rising Stars℠ list.
The annual survey is published by Thomson Reuters. Surveys of attorneys throughout the country as well as in depth research and peer reviews are used to complete the selection process. Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com.
Klarquist has been recognized in the BTI Power Rankings 2016 as one of the law firms having the strongest relationships with their clients. The list, published by BTI Consulting Group, ranks more than 500 law firms in 16 industries based on the strength of their client relationships. Klarquist was named a “Clientopia Leader” for being one of the firms clients most often named as their core, go-to firm, as well as a firm that clients most recommend to peers.
BTI’s research is based solely on in-depth interviews with General Counsel, Chief Audit Officers, Chief Financial Officers, and other C-level executives and buyers of professional services. This comprehensive analysis of client relationships trends data from more than 4,000 corporate counsel client interviews conducted over the span of 16 years, including 322 interviews in 2015. BTI’s research is independent and unbiased, which means no law firm or organization other than BTI sponsors this study.
Klarquist received top national rankings in the 2016 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) magazine’s IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners. IAM noted that, “Klarquist Sparkman continues to dominate the local market. It also has a sterling national reputation and is one of the few firms tasked by the US administration with protecting inventions cooked up in government medical research laboratories.”
Four Klarquist attorneys, Scott E. Davis, Jeffrey S. Love, William D. Noonan, M.D., and John D. Vandenberg, also received individual recognition. Additionally, Mr. Vandenberg was the only individual in Oregon recognized as “Highly Recommended” by the publication.
The IAM Patent 1000 includes top patent firms and professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The rankings are culled from extensive interviews and are based on depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which attorneys are typically engaged.
Klarquist has received a top tier ranking from Chambers USA for 2016. Klarquist is recognized as one of two top tier intellectual property law firms in Oregon. In addition, three Klarquist attorneys, Scott E. Davis, William D. Noonan, M.D., and John D. Vandenberg, received individual recognition for intellectual property.
“Klarquist Sparkman is a very excellent IP firm. They are extremely professional and responsive to our needs.”
“They are a very good firm, the largest and leading IP firm in town.”
Klarquist has been ranked as one of the top trademark law firms in Oregon in the 2016 edition of World Trademark Review’s WTR 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals. Lisa M. Caldwell, Ramon A. Klitzke II, and Richard J. Polley also received individual recognition for being top individuals in their practice.
According to World Trademark Review, “Klarquist Sparkman has a lot of highly respected attorneys and is a very reputable firm. Its patent might attracts a wealth of big-shot technology companies which also require high-level trademark advice. Many of its practitioners double up as hard and soft IP advisers, so they take a broad perspective on portfolios and business aims.”
Klarquist is proud to have six attorneys named to the 2016 Best Lawyers in America© list: Lisa M. Caldwell in the area of Trademark Law; James E. Geringer in the areas of IP Litigation, Patent Litigation, and Trademark Law; Ramon A. Klitzke II in the areas of Patent Law and Trademark Law; William D. Noonan, M.D. in the area of Patent Law; Stacey C. Slater in the area of Patent Law; and John D. Vandenberg in the areas of IP Litigation and Patent Litigation. In addition, Mr. Klitzke was recognized as the Trademark Law “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, OR, and Mr. Vandenberg was recognized as the Patent Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Portland, OR.
The Best Lawyers in America© can be found online at www.bestlawyers.com.
Klarquist is proud to have Ramon A. Klitzke II, Jeffrey S. Love, and John D. Vandenberg named to the 2015 Oregon Super Lawyers® list, and Carla Todenhagen, Philip Warrick, and N. Andrew Sfeir selected for inclusion on the 2015 Oregon Rising Stars℠ list.
The annual survey is published by Thomas Reuters. Surveys of attorneys throughout the country as well as in depth research and peer reviews are used to complete the selection process. Super Lawyers can be found online at www.superlawyers.com.