For 2018, 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 media and publishing, industrial, aerospace and wider technology sectors. In addition, Lori Krafte and Greg Lunn were singled out for special recognition. Ken Germain has been listed as one of the only two Senior Statespeople by Chambers and Partners. They also listed Steve Gillen as one of the only two lawyers ranked in Band 1 for intellectual property in Ohio.
Gregory Lunn garners accolades for his “very thorough” approach, with sources describing him as “an excellent patent lawyer.” He advises on transactional matters and patent prosecution, with particular expertise in the chemicals sector.
Kenneth Germain is a veteran IP practitioner, drawing from over 45 years of experience to counsel clients in a wide variety of trademark and unfair competition matters. He also frequently serves as an expert witness in major IP disputes.
Lori Krafte receives plaudits for her broad skills in copyright, trademark and data security work, with clients describing her as “a really business-focused and excellent trademark attorney.” She offers additional expertise in advertising and media matters.
The “excellent” Stephen Gillen is hailed as an “exquisite copyright lawyer” by fellow practitioners, who note his years of experience and excellent track record in the field. He regularly represents companies in the publishing and entertainment industry in transactional IP work and in litigation, acting for a range of publishers, authors, producers and software programmers.