Richards, Layton & Finger Praised as “the Best Choice for Delaware Counsel” in IAM Patent 1000
June 14, 2019
Firm News| Intellectual Property
WILMINGTON, Delaware (June 14, 2019) – Richards, Layton & Finger received the highest gold ranking and firm directors Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer are named among Delaware’s top patent attorneys in the 2019 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Calling the firm “a force to be reckoned with,” IAM reports that “Richards, Layton & Finger is the best choice for Delaware counsel in big-ticket patent litigations that go to trial.” The firm’s patent lawyers are “extremely knowledgeable regarding the Delaware judges’ practices and preferences, very current on Delaware case law, … have exemplary judgement, and provide exemplary value.”
Fred 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 Intellectual Property Group. He represents industry leaders in significant patent litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware as well as the Delaware state courts. In addition to IAM Patent 1000, Fred 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 2019 Delaware Patent Law Lawyer of the Year.
Kelly 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. Her clients include large defense contractors, cable companies, airlines, and technology companies. President of the Delaware chapter of the Federal Bar Association and a vice chair of Richards Layton’s Litigation Department, Kelly has been named in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer.
Jeff Moyer represents some of the world’s leading technology companies in complex patent disputes. A prominent litigator and a vice chair of the firm’s Litigation Department, he has tried cases in all of Delaware’s state and federal courts. In addition to his silver IAM ranking, Jeff has been recognized in Chambers USA, Benchmark Litigation, 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 and the 2019 Copyright Law Lawyer of the Year.
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, IAM Patent 1000 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.