Osha Liang Ranked in 2017 IAM Patent 1000
For the first time, Osha Liang was recognized by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 as one of the top patent firms in Texas. Osha Liang’s intellectual property practice achieved a “highly recommended” overall ranking and was recognized in the category of prosecution. Additionally, Partner Jeff Bergman was also named a top individual in the practice area.
IAM Patent 1000 has fast become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent service providers. The guide was compiled following an extensive research process, which included interviews with numerous private practice lawyers and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field.
Below is the full review of our firm’s practice from IAM Patent 1000:
Osha Liang appears in the guide for the first time this year, following a torrent of praise from innovators for its robust non-contentious offering: “Although many law firms understand legal questions and can analyse them, Osha Liang is among the few that take legal advice a step further, providing clear, actionable recommendations to support decision making by senior management.” With a prestigious international clientele, the firm is commended for its panoramic approach: “Its professionals know how to prepare patent applications for cross-border filing projects and how to manage global portfolios, which is essential for multinational companies. They have greater hands-on experience of legal systems in Europe and China than many of their competitors; its lawyers have played a vital role as legal and technical intermediaries with Chinese counsel. The team also provides useful guidance to foreign companies on the latest US developments.” Training scientists into lawyers, not vice versa, Osha Liang maintains the highest technical standards. The “top-shelf” patent drafting of oilfield and nanotechnology aficionado Jeffrey Bergman exemplifies this: “He and his team take mere musings and turn them into music that delights the ears of patent offices around the world. Jeff turns our pig’s ear applications into silk purse patents; his arguments not only augment the ones sent to him, but are usually far better.” Bergman’s attentive rights management is also well received: he is “as close to a partner as an outside counsel could be. Jeff keeps on top of everything, making sure that matters are handled in a timely fashion. He is also great for off-the-cuff advice, helping with queries that arise and giving a clear assessment of the situation and what needs to be done”.
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