Patterson Thuente Listed on 2018 IAM Patent 1000

June 07, 2018
Patterson Thuente IP

We are proud to be listed among the top patent firms in the world in this year’s IAM Patent 1000 for the sixth year in a row. Patterson Thuente appears in the prestigious publication, published by Globe Business Media Group of London, as one of the world’s leading patent service providers. IAM is acknowledged within the industry as the leading IP business media platform. Patterson Thuente was included in the IAM Patent 1000 2018 publication as a recommended firm for both litigation and prosecution. Jim Patterson, Brad Pedersen, and Amy Salmela – were also recognized for their individual talents.

What They Had to Say

IAM characterizes Patterson Thuente as “an exceptionally good IP firm.” Delighting in innovation in all its forms, the team feeds off the energy of its clients, but gives a buzz in return, too; dynamic relationships form as a result, which leads to better output in turn. The enthusiastically praised James Patterson “is super involved in the wider legal and IP community and a generous giver of his time and expertise.” When with his patrons, he acts as a high-level strategic advisor and sounding board. Brad Pedersen is also extensively engaged in an extra-curricular capacity and presently sits on the board of the America Intellectual Property Association (AIPLA). Pedersen is equally comfortable chewing the fat with inventors – after all, he is one himself – and giving strategic direction to the C-suite. He leads a patent group which contains “some real superstars” – people like Amy Salmela, a “top notch professional and incredibly smart counselor.” Further information, quoted from IAM’s official press release, underscores the significance of this honor.


About the Recognition

The IAM Patent 1000 guide has been compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months, IAM conducted in the region of 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. In those markets in which practitioners have narrowed the focus of their work, we have presented tables highlighting the leaders in the respective areas of prosecution, transactions and litigation. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters are featured in the IAM Patent 1000.


Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the IAM Patent 1000, explains: “In the world of commerce, patents have become pivotal in driving corporate value and profitability. When it comes to obtaining, enforcing and monetizing these vital commodities, private practice lawyers and patent attorneys play an essential role; selecting the right specialist is of paramount importance. The IAM Patent 1000 delivers the most in-depth coverage of the market yet undertaken, pinpointing the best of the best in prosecution, litigation and licensing. The listings and editorial provide readers with a truly comprehensive overview of patent services around the world, making the IAM Patent 1000 an essential tool for all IP decision makers.”


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