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Richards Layton's Intellectual Property Practice and Attorneys Named Among the World's Leaders in IAM Patent 1000

June 8, 2018

WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 8, 2018) – Three Richards, Layton & Finger directors, Fred Cottrell, Jeffrey Moyer, and Kelly Farnan, have been named among Delaware’s top patent attorneys in IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2018. Richards Layton also received IAM’s highest gold firm ranking.

IAM Patent 1000 reports that Mr. Cottrell “is an ace at defending against lawsuits … and in interlaced IP and antitrust contentions,” and notes that Mr. Moyer is “a go-to for licensing disputes” who “can be trusted when the stakes are high.” IAM praises Ms. Farnan as “unbelievably smart, an outstanding leader and a top-notch litigator.”

Mr. Cottrell, a leading force in Delaware’s intellectual property bar and ranked in IAM 1000’s prestigious gold band, is the head of Richards Layton’s IP Group and vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department. He represents industry leaders in significant patent litigation before the Delaware District Court. In addition to IAM Patent 1000, Mr. Cottrell has been recognized in Chambers USA, in Super Lawyers, as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer, and in The Best Lawyers in America, including as the 2017 Delaware Patent Law Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Moyer represents some of the world’s leading technology companies in intellectual property matters in the Delaware District Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. A prominent litigator of complex patent disputes, he has been listed in Chambers USA, in Super Lawyers, as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer, and in The Best Lawyers in America, including as the 2018 Delaware Patent Law Lawyer of the Year.

Ms. Farnan, also ranked in IAM 1000’s gold band, is a nationally recognized litigator with wide-ranging experience in patent cases involving pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, and consumer products. Currently serving as the president of the Delaware chapter of the Federal Bar Association, she has been named in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer.

About IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process, the publication identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the world.

About Richards Layton
Richards, Layton & Finger, Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, helps clients navigate complex issues and the intricacies of Delaware law. We advise global companies, business partnerships, leading financial institutions, local businesses, and individuals across a wide range of practices, including corporate law, alternative entities, commercial law, bankruptcy and restructuring, intellectual property, and litigation.