IAM patent law directory gives high marks to global IP group

Global Press release - Recognition June 13, 2019

In the 2019 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.

Additionally, 21 of the firm's global IP lawyers were listed as recommended or highly recommended.

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:


  • Highly recommended firm in Canada
  • Highly recommended firm in Texas
  • Recommended firm in Hong Kong
  • Recommended firm in New York
  • Recommended firm in the United Kingdom


  • Recommended firm in Canada
  • Recommended firm in Hong Kong
  • Recommended firm in Texas


  • Recommended firm in Canada
  • Recommended firm in Hong Kong
  • Recommended firm in Texas
  • Recommended firm 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 Transactions
Dan Davison Dallas Litigation
Brett C. Govett Dallas Litigation
Amy Grenon Toronto Litigation
Paul Keller New York Litigation
Mike Knapper London Transactions
Michael Krawzsenek Austin Prosecution and litigation
Jeff Lewis New York Litigation
Jim W. Repass Houston Transactions
Judith Robinson Montreal Litigation
Gina Shishima Austin and New York Prosecution and transactions
R. Ross Viguet Dallas Prosecution
Charles B. Walker Houston Litigation
Allyson Whyte Nowak Toronto Litigation
Mark B. Wilson Austin Prosecution and transactions
Richard S. Zembek Houston Litigation