2024 IAM Patent 1000 recognizes Norton Rose Fulbright’s IP group with gold, silver and bronze rankings

Global Press release - Recognition June 2024

Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright’s patent practices in Canada, Hong Kong and the United States garnered recognition on the 2024 IAM Patent 1000 for work in patent litigation, prosecution and transactions.

The annual directory recognized 27 of the firm's IP lawyers from 12 offices globally with individual recognitions of recommended or highly recommended. The Texas offices were recognized as market leaders in patent litigation, receiving the highest band ranking of Gold.

The IAM Patent 1000 directory names the top patent lawyers from around the globe following an extensive interview process with patent lawyers and in-house counsel. In addition to individual practitioners, the IAM Patent 1000 identifies the leading firms in over 60 jurisdictions based on the depth of expertise, market presence and complexity of work.

Norton Rose Fulbright provides strategic legal advice across all key industry sectors with more than 250 IP lawyers worldwide, with many of whom have advanced scientific and technical degrees.

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

Patent litigation

Gold in Texas

Silver in Canada

Recommended in Hong Kong

Patent prosecution

Silver in Canada

Highly recommended in Texas

Recommended in California

Recommended in New York

Patent transactions

Bronze in Canada

Recommended in Hong Kong

Recommended in Texas


The lawyers listed below have been named to the 2024 IAM Patent 1000:

Lawyer Office Category
Felicia Boyd  Minneapolis Litigation
Brian Chau  Toronto Prosecution
Jung-Kay Chiu  Toronto Prosecution and transactions
Sébastien Clark  Montréal Prosecution
Rhiannon D’Agostin  Denver Prosecution
Brian Daley  Montréal Litigation
Daniel Daniele  Toronto Litigation
Justin Davidson  Hong Kong Litigation and transactions
Gunars Gaikis  Toronto Litigation
Brett Govett  Dallas Litigation
Eric Hall  Houston Litigation
Mike Knapper  London Transactions
Michael Krawzsenek  Austin Prosecution
Roger Kuan  San Francisco Prosecution
Daniel Leventhal  Houston Litigation
Maya Medeiros  Vancouver Prosecution
Gerard Messina  New York Prosecution
David Ng  Toronto Prosecution
Jason Novak  San Francisco Prosecution
Gina Shishima  Austin Prosecution and transactions
Michael Solomita  New York Litigation
Ross Viguet  Dallas Prosecution
Charles B. Walker  Houston Litigation
Kristin Wall  Toronto Litigation
Mark Wilson  Austin Prosecution and transactions
David Yi  Toronto Litigation
Richard Zembek  Houston Litigation


Head of Brands, United States
Partner, Canadian National Chair, Intellectual Property
Partner, Patent Agent
Senior Counsel
Of Counsel
Head of Intellectual Property, Europe, Middle East and Asia
Head of IP Disputes, United States
Head of Intellectual Property, New York
Partner-in-Charge, San Francisco
Chief Strategy and Operations Partner, United States
Co-Head of Intellectual Property, Dallas
Partner, Lawyer, Trademark Agent
Global Head of Technology