Honors and Awards

Blank Rome's Intellectual Property Practice and Attorneys Recognized in the 2021 IAM Patent 1000

Blank Rome LLP is pleased to announce that our firm’s Intellectual Property group and attorneys have again been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, in the D.C. Metro Area, Texas, and Pennsylvania. 

Blank Rome’s IP practice in the D.C. Metro Area was recommended in the litigation and prosecutions categories. Additionally, the following Washington, D.C.-based IP attorneys were individually recognized:

  • Dipu A. Doshi and Salvatore P. Tamburo were recognized in the litigation category. IAM notes that Dipu “seamlessly transmutes from counsellor and portfolio manager to tenacious litigator,” and commends that he “serves his global clients with agility, whatever they need.” They say that Salvatore “has been to trial on numerous occasions, but often facilitates early wins.”
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    Stephen A. Soffen was recommended in the prosecution category. IAM notes that Stephen has “cultivated a broad view of the patent world through his involvement in prosecution, post-grant, litigation and licensing, making him a sought-after opinion giver and counsellor.”



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Russell T. Wong, based in our firm’s Houston office, was recommended in the prosecution and transactions categories. IAM commends Russell as “a perspicacious portfolio strategist, licensing ace and litigator” and lauds his “first-hand knowledge of the business of intellectual property.”


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Lisa Casey Spaniel, based in our firm’s Philadelphia office, was also recommended in the transactions category. IAM stated that Lisa “is one of the best contacts in Pennsylvania for software-related matters and patent and technology licensing” and that she “brings well-developed cybersecurity and data privacy expertise to the table.”

The IAM Patent 1000 has fast become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved approximately 1,800 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.

For more information about The IAM Patent 1000, please visit Top Patent Professionals | IAM.