PR 2012 No. 11

IAM Ranks Gibbons Among Top Four Intellecutal Property Law Firms in New Jersey

(NEWARK - July 12, 2012) Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) has named Gibbons among the top four intellectual property law firms in New Jersey in its guide – IAM Patent Litigation 1000– The World's Leading Patent Litigators. David E. De Lorenzi, Chair of the Gibbons Intellectual Property Department, and Sheila F. McShane, a Director in the Department, were two of only five intellectual property lawyers featured as leading individuals in this practice.

The publication stated the following about Gibbons:
As pressure on fees mounts and patent owners seek the highest quality at the most competitive rates, mid-market-focused Gibbons is emerging as an attractive alternative to New York's white shoe stalwarts. The American Invents Act is likely to precipitate a further increase in the firm's instructions, as companies turn to it for sure-handed guidance through the new opposition process. An "excellent regional player", it can handle all aspects of patents; recent work includes licensing biosimilars and other cutting-edge innovations to big Pharma at the edge of the patent cliff. Well-regarded David De Lorenzi is heavily involved in this area. The breadth of his workload reflects that of the firm and he divides his time equally between transactional and contentious engagements. Often seen in Hatch-Waxman cases and at the International Trade Commission (ITC), litigation-focused Sheila McShane is another widely admired professional.

Intellectual Asset Management magazine ( is a publication that reports on intellectual property as a business asset. The magazine's primary focus how IP can be best managed and exploited in order to increase company profits, drive shareholder value, and obtain increased leverage in the capital markets. Its core readership primarily comprises senior executives in IP-owning companies, corporate counsel, private practice lawyers and attorneys, licensing and technology transfer managers, and investors and analysts. IAM magazine is part of The IP Media Group (

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