April 24, 2020
Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery has once again been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm in Illinois in the 2020 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious research-based directory and one of the most widely cited referral sources for legal services in the U.S.
In this year’s listing, Chambers notes in part that the Fitch Even team is known for its “strong reputation for work in the contentious and noncontentious spheres of patent, trademark and copyright law” and the firm’s “substantial experience handling post-grant, reexamination and inter partes reviews at the USPTO.” One client is quoted as saying the firm “provides excellent counsel on a wide range of patent issues," adding that "its accessibility, knowledge and eagerness to help solve problems makes it a go-to patent counsel."
In addition, partner Timothy P. Maloney was once again singled out by Chambers as a notable practitioner in the field of intellectual property law in Illinois. Chambers reports that clients observed that Tim is “a fantastic litigator” who "has a good perspective and lays out well thought-out opinions and options.” Tim’s practice entails all aspects of IP enforcement and defense, with an emphasis on representing plaintiffs in patent litigation, often multi-party complex litigation. He is an established trial lawyer with a strong track record in numerous jury and bench trials. Tim has handled over 100 litigation-related patent post-issuance proceedings in the USPTO, consistently achieving favorable outcomes.
Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA determines its rankings through confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and outside attorneys as well as through independent research and assessment of recent work done. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the findings of the Chambers research team. Criteria used includes technical legal ability and experience, capability and effectiveness, client service, commercial vision and business understanding, diligence, value for money, strength and depth of the firm at every level, standards of professional conduct, and other qualities most valued by clients.
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