SMD and Bob McAughan Recommended for Patent Litigation in IAM Patent 1000

Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC and name principal Bob McAughan have been recognized in the IAM Patent 1000 as recommended for patent litigation. According to the publication:

"Dedicated exclusively to the resolution of IP disputes, compact litigation shop Sutton McAughan Deaver has made an enduring impression on the market through its stellar performances in high-stakes suits. With skills refined over two decades on the IP frontline, the 'exceptional' Bob McAughan is a never-say-die defender of clients’ rights; of late he had allegations of infringement against USA Sports dismissed, with one of the asserted patents declared invalid in the process."

The IAM Patent 1000 has become the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.

The IAM Patent 1000 features 48 country-specific chapters analysing local patent professional services markets and detailing the firms and individuals identified as leaders in their respective fields. The tables and accompanying detailed editorial reflect the depth of expertise, market presence and levels of work on which firms are typically instructed. The publication therefore serves as a one-stop reference source for anyone seeking patent services.

Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the IAM Patent 1000, explains: “In the world of commerce, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability. When it comes to obtaining, enforcing and monetising these vital commodities, private practice lawyers and patent attorneys play an essential role; selecting the right specialist is of paramount importance. The IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market yet undertaken, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing. The listings and editorial provide readers with a truly comprehensive overview of patent services around the world, making the IAM Patent 1000 an essential tool for all IP decision makers.” 

The full listing can be found here.