ATLANTA (May 31) — Kilpatrick Stockton LLP announced today that the 2…

ATLANTA (May 31) — Kilpatrick Stockton LLP announced today that the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business has named it a “Leading Georgia Firm for Intellectual Property.”

After in-depth interviews with clients and attorneys across the country, Kilpatrick Stockton is described as being “widely regarded as the top firm in the state” handling “the full range of IP disciplines for a great raft of clients and is adept in patent prosecutions, trademark disputes, licensing issues, and general transactional support. It is especially known for its biotech practice.” Furthermore, “its national — an indeed international — reach is felt to make it a first port of call for a range of top multinational clients.” Finally, Kilpatrick Stockton attorneys are recognized for their “great attitude.”

Kilpatrick Stockton also led all Georgia firms with the most named as “Leading Individuals in Intellectual Property.” Of the three attorneys statewide to achieve a number one ranking, Kilpatrick Stockton has two of the them — Miles Alexander and Anthony Askew.

Kilpatrick Stockton’s “Leading Individuals in Intellectual Property” include:

Miles Alexander: “best-known trademark lawyer in the state;” “extraordinary judgment and knowledge;” “he can literally handle anything”
Anthony Askew: “one of the deans of the patent Bar;” “an intelligent, highly experienced attorney who represents superb value for money”
Joseph Beck: “a standout;” “brilliant lawyer”
William Brewster: “strong commitment and substantive knowledge”
James Ewing: “a formidable opponent; terrifically experienced with a steady hand”
James Johnson: “the heavy gun you bring out on biotech matters;” “tenacious and dedicated”
John Pratt: “heads the practice group and is a patent specialist”
Jerre Swann: “a magnificent attorney”

Firmwide, Kilpatrick Stockton has 42 of its attorneys in 14 distinct areas of practice listed among the annual Chambers & Partners guide to America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. In addition to a number one ranking for Intellectual Property in Georgia, the firm also achieved number one rankings for its leadership in Construction (Georgia), Employee Benefits (Washington, D.C.), and Employment: Mainly Defendant (Georgia).

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners Publishing, based in London, produces the annual Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business. For the current US directory, over 7,000 interviews were conducted covering the entire country and were carried out by a team of 40 full-time researchers over a period of eight months.

About Kilpatrick Stockton

Kilpatrick Stockton LLP is a full-service international law firm with more than 470 attorneys in nine offices across the globe: London; Stockholm; Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia; New York, New York; Charlotte, Raleigh and Winston-Salem, North Carolina; and Washington, D.C. Kilpatrick Stockton’s delivery of innovative business solutions provides results-oriented counsel for corporations, from the challenging demands of financial transactions and securities to the disciplines of intellectual property management. Collaboration among Kilpatrick Stockton’s corporate, litigation and intellectual property attorneys provides knowledgeable and proactive guidance for companies at every stage of the business life cycle. For more information about Kilpatrick Stockton, please visit


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