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Michael Drapkin Recognized as US National Practitioner of the Year for Patent Prosecution by Managing IP

Holland & Hart is delighted to announce partner Michael Drapkin was named the Practitioner of the Year in the U.S. for Patent Prosecution by Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP) for 2022.

“We are extremely proud of Michael for this well-deserved honor from Managing IP,” said Chris Balch, firm chair. “Michael has strategically built a team of 70+ sophisticated patent professionals who meet the high-volume, high-quality needs of some of the world’s most cutting-edge technology companies. This recognition underscores the team’s client-focused approach to leverage automation and AI solutions to optimize cost-efficient solutions that protect clients’ innovations.”

Michael counsels some of the world’s most innovative technology companies in protecting their intellectual property, guiding them in the strategic development and management of their patent portfolios. He prioritizes knowing each client’s business, their technology, and their strategic objectives, and uses this knowledge to shape his advice. Much of Michael’s national practice is concentrated within the electronics and computer fields, with an emphasis on wireless communications, semiconductors, software, and complex medical devices. He also has extensive experience with standards-essential patents.

Michael was presented with the award at Managing IP’s Awards event held on April 7, 2022. Now in its 17th year, the Managing IP Awards program is regarded as the most comprehensive and widely respected IP law firm awards event in the legal industry and covers several IP practice areas and more than 50 jurisdictions. Firms, individuals, and companies are recognized for their remarkable achievements and developments of the past year and are selected based on the results of extensive market research and client and peer interviews.


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