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Holland & Hart's Intellectual Property Practice Recognized by Leading IP Publications in 2018

Holland & Hart is pleased to announce the firm’s Intellectual Property practice has received several 2018 awards and recognition from leading global publications and guides.

Recognition in IAM Patent 1000

Our IP team has been recognized as a patent law leader in the 2018 edition of Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, receiving four practice rankings and five individual mentions for lawyers.

The team received recognition in the following practice areas in 2018:

  • Colorado: Prosecution – Highly Recommended
  • Colorado: Transactions – Recommended
  • Colorado: Litigation – Gold
  • Utah: Firms – Silver

The following Holland & Hart partners are ranked in the 2018 IAM Patent 1000:

  • Donald Degnan: Colorado: Litigation – Gold
  • Michael Drapkin: Colorado: Prosecution – Highly Recommended
  • Timothy (Tim) Getzoff: Colorado: Litigation – Gold
  • James (Jim) Hartley: Colorado: Litigation – Silver
  • J. Scott Karren: Utah: Prosecution – Recommended

The IAM Patent 1000 is a global market-leading guide that identifies top patent prosecution, transactions, and litigation professionals and firms in key jurisdictions. IAM conducts extensive research to identify leading individuals in their respective areas based on feedback from peers and clients. Similarly, firm rankings are based on their depth of expertise, market presence, and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

Recognized as a Top National IP Firm by IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) IP STARS, a leading global specialist guide, ranks U.S. IP firms and practitioners in its annual publication. MIP IP STARS 2018 ranked Holland & Hart’s IP practice nationally in the U.S. for patent prosecution and trademark prosecution. It also ranked Holland & Hart’s intellectual property practice as highly recommended in Colorado, and recommended in Idaho, Montana, and Utah. In addition, the firm had ten individually ranked attorneys as either Trademark Stars, Patent Stars, or both.

The following attorneys are recognized:

  • Andrea Anderson: Trademark Star and Top 250 Women in IP
  • Shane Coleman: Patent and Trademark Star
  • Don Degnan: Patent and Trademark Star
  • Michael Drapkin: Patent Star
  • Timothy Getzoff: Patent and Trademark Star
  • Daniel Glivar: Trademark Star
  • Tracy Gray: Trademark Star
  • James Hartley: Patent and Trademark Star
  • Scott Havlick: Trademark Star
  • Tobi Mott: Patent Star

IP STARS is based on surveys and interviews completed by peers, IP agencies, and individual practitioners (in-house and private practice).

Receives "Gold Band" in 2018 World Trademark Review 1000

For the fifth year in a row, Holland & Hart’s Trademark group has received the highest “Gold Band” ranking in the United States: Colorado jurisdiction by World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, a research directory that ranks trademark firms and attorneys in over 70 jurisdictions worldwide. In addition, eight individual Holland & Hart attorneys were ranked, three of whom received “Gold Band” recognition.

For more information about Holland & Hart’s firm and individual rankings, click here.

About Holland & Hart’s IP Group

Holland & Hart's Intellectual property practice comprises over 70 attorneys devoted to identifying, creating, protecting and enforcing the intellectual property assets of our clients. We provide innovating and practical legal solutions to help our clients plan and execute an integrated strategic approach to the management of all of their intellectual property assets. Our IP clients include some of the most innovative and recognizable brands in the world, across the technology, telecoms, media, consumer products, medical devices, retail, food and beverage, hospitality, sport and outdoor recreation, and pharmaceutical industries. We represent Fortune 500 companies and private brands with large, international portfolios or complex technology or IP needs, through to emerging growth organizations.

About Holland & Hart

Founded in 1947, Holland & Hart is a full-service Am Law 200 firm with offices in eight states and in Washington, D.C. We deliver integrated legal solutions to regional, national, and international clients of all sizes in a diverse range of industries. For more information, visit or on Twitter: @HollandHart.


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