IAM Patent 1000 Describes O’Melveny as a ‘Formidable Player’ in Patent Litigation, Ranks Six Lawyers

June 07, 2017


Los Angeles—June 7, 2017—IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017 has praised O’Melveny for its litigation work in California and New York, and ranked six O’Melveny lawyers:

  • David Almeling
  • Mark Miller
  • Lisa Pensabene
  • Mark Samuels
  • D. Sean Trainor
  • Ryan Yagura

O’Melveny’s California patent practice is described as “a formidable player in the contentious arena—companies dial its number when there is a high likelihood of a dispute seeing the inside of a courtroom. Running lean teams that punch well above their weight in numbers, it has enjoyed success going toe to toe with some of the US legal scene’s heaviest hitters on behalf of giants of the tech world.”

The guide singled out O’Melveny partners David Almeling for his recent work for Google, Ryan Yagura’s win for DirectTV, Mark Samuels for his “sterling efforts protecting Samsung,” and Mark Miller for helping to “orchestrate one of the set’s biggest recent victories, acting for Mentor Graphics in a precedent-setting Federal Circuit case.”

In the firm’s New York description, the guide describes O’Melveny’s deep-rooted experience in technology and science, saying “partners here truly believe in, and follow, the science, but they also make astute strategic decisions to build thematically strong cases—in contrast to the ‘parachute-in’ approach that partners at other big-time firms are sometimes guilty of.” It went on to highlight partner Lisa Pensabene’s work leading “the line when it comes to pharmaceutical and biotechnology litigation,” citing in particular her work for AstraZeneca.

Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, IAM Patent 1000 identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 US states.

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Julie Fei