THE FIRM This highly regarded boutique has a strong IP litigation practice containing a number of experienced experts across its three offices. The firm also has a dedicated patent prosecution practice, enabling the team to provide clients with the full spectrum of IP advice. The group recently represented Microsoft in patent infringement suits relating to Android mobile operating system use. Other key clients include major organizations such as AT&T, Johnson & Johnson and the University of Pennsylvania.
Sources say: "These folks are incredibly good, they are knowledgeable and responsive. It is a joy to deal with them."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Dale Heist is lauded in the market for his leading litigation practice. "He is a great strategist," say commentators. He was the lead partner in Crown Packaging Technology's favorable decision before the US Court of Appeals.
David Wolfsohn is acknowledged for his strength in copyright matters, trade secrets and trademark law. His copyright expertise was displayed by representation of The Graham Company in various disputes. "He is incredibly capable, a strategic thinker and understands the ramifications of his actions on the case, which is so valuable," say clients.
John Donohue focuses on IP litigation and is recommended for his "ethical and smart practice."
Clients praise Steven Rocci as "precise, and able to explain complicated patent law concepts in a way we can understand." He recently represented SAP America in a computer integrated telephony system dispute.
Nancy Frandsen is a talented litigator who peers describe as "a worthy adversary."
Joseph Lucci's combination of business sense and patent law expertise earns him plaudits from the market. Sources say: "He is diligent, responsive and good at complex and analytical thinking. He is good at looking at business circumstances and how they fit with the legal issues."
Litigation chair Aleksander Goranin garners high praise from clients: "He is a beautiful writer - it is compelling and that is what you want from someone drafting a brief." He recently represented Microsoft in patent infringement disputes.