Richards, Layton & Finger’s IP Practice and Attorneys Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

July 11, 2019

Firm News| Intellectual Property

WILMINGTON, Delaware (July 11, 2019) – Managing Intellectual Property’s 2019 edition of IP Stars ranked Richards, Layton & Finger as Highly Recommended—the publication’s highest firm ranking. In addition, Richards Layton directors Fred Cottrell and Kelly Farnan were chosen as IP Stars.

With an active and respected intellectual property practice, Richards Layton is nationally recognized for tackling some of the most difficult, large-scale IP matters that emerge in the Delaware state and federal courts. Chambers USA reports, “The team is very strong to the core.”

Fred Cottrell, a leading force in Delaware’s intellectual property bar, heads Richards Layton’s Intellectual Property Group. Ranked by IP Stars as both a patent star and a trademark star, 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 IP Stars, Fred has been recognized in Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, 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 is a nationally recognized litigator with 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 is an IP Star in patent law and has been named in Chambers USA, IAM Patent 1000, Benchmark Litigation, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer.

About Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars
IP Stars conducts independent research and analyzes information obtained from thousands of firms, IP practitioners, and their clients through interviews, email, and surveys. Firms and practitioners are assessed for expertise, workload, market reputation, outcomes achieved for clients, and unique strengths.

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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