May 26, 2017
Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery LLP has been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm in Illinois in the 2017 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 the 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, re-examination and inter partes reviews at the USPTO.” Chambers also quotes clients remarking that "the way they went about the case and how they integrated into the team was fantastic. They just put us in the best possible position to win." Another client observed, "They provide excellent legal analysis and show a lot of good judgment in their approaches to our matters."
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 "brings a lot of wisdom on litigation matters." Others pointed out that he is “very levelheaded and gives good practical advice that is appropriately cautious without being obstructive." Tim’s practice entails all aspects of intellectual property 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, including cases involving patent, trade secret, antitrust, trademark, unfair competition, and professional malpractice matters. Tim has handled over 50 litigation-related patent post-issuance proceedings in the USPTO, succeeding over 90% of the time. He has also successfully argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA determines its rankings through confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys as well as 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 legal knowledge and experience, capability and effectiveness, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.
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