WILMINGTON, Delaware (May 31, 2016) – Richards, Layton & Finger and three of the firm’s directors, Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer, have been named among the top patent firms and attorneys in Delaware in IAM Patent 1000 2016 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. Richards, Layton & Finger is one of only three Delaware firms to receive IAM’s highest gold ranking and the only Delaware firm with two attorneys ranked in the top gold band.
Noting “the firepower and resources” of Richards, Layton & Finger’s IP group, IAM Patent 1000 praises Fred Cottrell, chair of the group, as a “smooth advocate [who] often claws victory from the jaws of defeat.” IAM reports that “Kelly Farnan is exceptionally knowledgeable and hardworking” and that “technology companies of all species have benefited from Jeffrey Moyer’s shrewd counsel and presentation skills.”
Mr. Cottrell, a leading force in Delaware’s intellectual property bar and ranked in IAM’s prestigious gold band, represents industry leaders in significant patent litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. In addition to IAM Patent 1000, he has been recognized in Chambers USA, The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, and as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer.
Ms. Farnan, also ranked in the gold band, is a nationally recognized litigator with extensive experience in patent cases involving pharmaceuticals, electronics, telecommunications, and consumer products. Named by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the “Top 250 Women in IP,” she also has been recognized by Chambers USA, Super Lawyers, and Delaware Today, where she was identified as the state’s “Top Vote Getter” in both the litigation and intellectual property categories.
Mr. Moyer represents some of the world’s leading technology companies in intellectual property matters in the Delaware District Court and the Delaware Court of Chancery. A prominent litigator of complex patent disputes, he has been listed in Chambers USA, in Super Lawyers, as a Delaware Today Top Lawyer, and in The Best Lawyers in America, including as a 2016 Delaware Lawyer of the year.
IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of full-time analysts, the publication identifies the leading patent law firms and attorneys in the world’s most important jurisdictions.