IAM patent law directory gives high marks to global IP group

Global Press release - Recognition June 30, 2020

In the 2020 IAM Patent 1000, an annual directory of the best intellectual property firms and lawyers, Norton Rose Fulbright's global patent practice garnered high marks for their work in patent litigation, prosecution and transactions.

Both our Canadian and Texas offices received the highest Gold firm ranking in the area of patent litigation. Gold band firms are those who receive the most positive comments from their peers and are identified as being the very best in their respective fields.

Additionally, 19 of the firm's global IP lawyers—from eight different offices—were ranked by the directory.

The IAM Patent 1000 directory identifies world-class patent lawyers and leading expert witnesses from all over the world. IAM, which publishes a magazine and other publications covering the IP field, bases its rankings on interviews with patent lawyers and in-house counsels.

With more than 250 IP lawyers worldwide—many of whom have advanced scientific and technical degrees—Norton Rose Fulbright provides strategic legal advice across all key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

The global patent group earned the following distinctions in the litigation, prosecution and transactions categories:


  • Gold in Canada
  • Gold in Texas
  • Bronze in New York
  • Recommended in Hong Kong


  • Silver in Canada
  • Highly Recommended in Texas
  • Recommended in Hong Kong


  • Recommended in Canada
  • Recommended in Hong Kong
  • Recommended in Texas
  • Recommended in the United Kingdom 

The lawyers listed below have been named top patent lawyers:

Lawyer Office Category
Jung-Kay Chiu Toronto Prosecution and Transactions
Sébastien Clark Montreal Prosecution
Brian Daley Montreal Litigation
Justin Davidson Hong Kong Prosecution and Transactions
Brett C. Govett Dallas Litigation
Amy Grenon Toronto Litigation
Eric Hall Houston Litigation
Mike Knapper London Transactions
Michael Krawzsenek Austin Prosecution
Gerard Messina New York Prosecution
James W. Repass Houston Transactions
Judith Robinson Montreal Litigation
Gina Shishima Austin and New York Prosecution and transactions
Ross Viguet Dallas Prosecution
Charles Walker Houston Litigation
Allyson Whyte Nowak Toronto Litigation
Mark Wilson Austin Prosecution and transactions
Richard S. Zembek Houston Litigation