Richards, Layton & Finger and Two Directors Named in Managing Intellectual Property’s Patent Stars

May 16, 2022

Firm News| Intellectual Property| Commercial Litigation

WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 16, 2022) – Managing Intellectual Property’s 2022 edition of IP Stars ranks Richards, Layton & Finger as Highly Recommended—the guide’s highest firm ranking.  In addition, firm directors Fred Cottrell and Kelly Farnan have been chosen as Patent Stars.

Richards Layton has one of the most active and respected intellectual property litigation practices in Delaware.  We are nationally recognized for tackling difficult, large-scale IP matters in the Delaware District Court, one of the leading venues for IP litigation in the United States, as well as in the Delaware Court of Chancery and the Delaware Superior Court.  Clients praise our IP team as “very responsive, always attentive and always available” (Chambers USA).

Chair of Richards Layton’s Intellectual Property Group, Fred Cottrell is a leading force in Delaware’s IP bar.  He handles complex IP litigation in Delaware’s state and federal courts, representing industry giants such as Google, Gilead, Micron Technology, Apple, Advanced Micro Devices, and Caterpillar.  Fred’s practice encompasses several other areas of litigation, including antitrust, products liability, and commercial law.

Kelly Farnan, vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, is an exceptionally talented litigator with deep knowledge of the state’s law and the courts.  She represents national and international manufacturing, telecommunications, technology, and pharmaceutical companies in high-stakes patent disputes.  Kelly’s practice also includes complex commercial litigation in all of Delaware’s courts.

About Richards, Layton & Finger
Delaware’s largest law firm and one of its oldest, Richards, Layton & Finger helps sophisticated 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, and litigation.

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