IAM Patent 1000 recognized Shearman & Sterling’s IP Litigation and IP Transactions practices in its 2022 rankings. The directory noted that “Sterling’s IP team pursues strategies that advance commercial objectives, whether litigating a consequential case or sewing up a big deal – both frequent occurrences invariably resulting in major successes.”
The publication highlighted IP litigation partners Mark Hannemann, Kieran Kieckhefer and Thomas Makin. Mark and Tom were commended for their extensive representation for leading LED manufacturers Nichia and OSRAM. IAM Patent 1000 emphasizes that “the keys to their success are great attention to detail, creative thinking and refined advocacy skill.” Kieran was recognized for her litigation capabilities, leadership and her important contribution to the advancement of women in the legal profession.
On the IP transactions side, the publication highlighted partner Jordan Altman. Jordan was acknowledged for his integral nature to the practice and his work on behalf of Boston Scientific, Texas Instruments and Hitachi.
The IAM Patent 1000 is commonly regarded as the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the U.S.