Recognized For Excellence In Intellectual Property Law

Patent practice benchmark - the top 20 market leaders

In 2017, Wood Herron & Evans was named as a Patent Practice Benchmark Top 20 Market Leader. The Patent Practice Benchmark is a behavioral data index used to predict and quantify risk. It tracks the 20 leading U.S patent practices (PPB 20TM) that statistically display the least amount of risk based on a Quotia ScoreTM. The PPBTM is composed of the top 20 US patent law firms that have the highest QuotiaTM Patent Practice ScoreTM.

To ensure that the PPB20 as a benchmark relies on statistically significant data, the PPB20 requires a minimum number of patent agents/attorneys, active portfolio size and payments activity. To be eligible for consideration in the PPB20, a patent practice must meet the following criteria in a calendar year:

  • Be based in the United States
  • Have a minimum of 13 Patent Agents/Attorneys registered and authorized to practice before the USPTO
  • Have a minimum of 3,100 published patent applications and patents in the Active Casefile histories
  • Have a minimum of 600 maintenance fee payments
  • Have a minimum Quotia score of 800

Chambers and Partners

In 2017, Wood Herron & Evans received a band 3 rating from Chambers and Partners, with recommendations for patent prosecution and preparation practice, and key sector expertise with regard to biotech, software, publishing and media. In addition, Steve Gillen, Greg Lunn, Lori Krafte, and Ken Germain were singled out for special recognition.

Best Law Firm

A nationwide evaluation process that takes place every year has again listed Wood Herron & Evans among the top tier of intellectual property firms in the region. Our firm is continually listed on the "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News & World Report - Best Lawyers®. The practice areas are:

2018

  • Copyright law
  • Litigation - Intellectual property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Patent law
  • Trademark law

2017

  • Copyright law
  • Litigation - Intellectual property
  • Litigation - Patent
  • Technology law
  • Patent law
  • Trademark law

The Best Lawyers in America©

Best Lawyers®, the oldest peer review publication in the legal profession, is universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Our lawyers have continually been included in this elite listing.

2017

  • Gregory F. Ahrens
  • Glenn D. Bellamy
  • David H. Brinkman
  • J. Robert Chambers
  • Donald F. Frei
  • Kenneth B. Germain
  • Stephen E. Gillen
  • Sarah Otte Graber
  • Thomas W. Humphrey
  • David J. Josephic
  • Lori Krafte
  • Theodore R. Remaklus
  • Kathryn E. Smith
  • David S. Stallard
  • Bruce Tittel

2016

  • Gregory F. Ahrens
  • Glenn D. Bellamy
  • David H. Brinkman
  • J. Robert Chambers
  • Donald F. Frei
  • Kenneth B. Germain
  • Stephen E. Gillen
  • Sarah Otte Graber
  • Thomas W. Humphrey
  • David J. Josephic
  • Lori Krafte
  • Theodore R. Remaklus
  • Kathryn E. Smith
  • David S. Stallard
  • Bruce Tittel

2015

  • Gregory F. Ahrens
  • Glenn D. Bellamy
  • David H. Brinkman
  • J. Robert Chambers
  • Donald F. Frei
  • Kenneth B. Germain
  • Stephen E. Gillen
  • Sarah Otte Graber
  • Thomas W. Humphrey
  • David J. Josephic
  • Lori Krafte
  • Theodore R. Remaklus
  • Kathryn E. Smith
  • David S. Stallard
  • Bruce Tittel

Ohio Super Lawyers®

Super Lawyers®, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

2016

  • Gregory F. Ahrens
  • Timothy D. Ardizzone, Ph.D., was named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.
  • Glenn D. Bellamy
  • Stephen E. Gillen
  • Lori Krafte
  • Theodore R. Remaklus
  • David S. Stallard

2015

  • Gregory F. Ahrens
  • J. Robert Chambers
  • Stephen E. Gillen
  • Lori Krafte
  • Paul J. Linden was named to the Super Lawyers® Rising Stars list.