ATLANTA (December 3) – LawFuel.com – US Lawyer Newswire – Kilpatrick Stockton’s historic leadership in the IP field continues with the announcement that Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Miles J. Alexander as the “Atlanta Best Lawyers Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” for 2010.
After more than a quarter of a century in publication, Best Lawyers is designating “Lawyers of the Year” in high-profile legal specialties in large legal communities. Only a single lawyer in each specialty in each community is being honored as the “Lawyer of the Year.”
Recognized several years ago as one of the top two trademark attorneys in the world in a peer survey of trademark practitioners by a leading international IP publication, this Best Lawyers recognition follows recognition of Mr. Alexander in 2008 as an “IP Legend” by the Georgia State University Colleges of Law and Business, the first recipient of the Georgia Bar IP Section’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2006, and the International Trademark Association President’s Award in 2002.
Now in his 54th year of full-time practice of law, Mr. Alexander has been a mentor and role model for generations of intellectual property attorneys. His trademark and patent litigation work in the 1950’s and 1960’s built on a foundation laid by the best-recognized trademark attorney of the early twentieth century, Harold Hirsch, and his protégé, Ernest P. Rogers, who was active into the 1960’s.
Mr. Alexander’s service to clients, love of intellectual property law and inspiring example helped draw to Kilpatrick Stockton able young attorneys and accomplished veterans who have together built one of the most outstanding intellectual property practices in the world.
Mr. Alexander continues to enjoy Kilpatrick Stockton’s Intellectual Property practice, which boasts a sensational record of trial and appellate victories and a hard-earned reputation for sophisticated and client-focused counseling and advice. The firm continues to build on its long tradition of excellence with recent high-profile wins in trademark, copyright and patent areas, including obtaining for adidas the largest jury verdict ever in a trademark case and successful defense of Cox Communications against a $1.2 billion patent infringement claim.
Recent recognition from leading publications rank Kilpatrick Stockton’s Intellectual Property Practice among the world’s best:
· Ranked first in the nation for number of intellectual property attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America 2010.
· Named top Trademark Firm and top IP Department in North America by World Leaders IP Awards for two consecutive years.
· The only law firm in the US to have two wins in the IP Law & Business “Top 10 Litigation Wins of 2008.”
· The firm’s record-breaking trademark verdict ranked eighth in the National Law Journal’s listing of the “Top Verdicts for 2008.”
Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. The current, 16th edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2010), is based on more than 2.8 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.
The lawyers being honored as “Lawyers of the Year” have received particularly high ratings in our surveys by earning a high level of respect among their peers for their abilities, professionalism, and integrity.
Steven Naifeh, Managing Editor of Best Lawyers, says, “We continue to believe – as we have believed for more than 25 years – that recognition by one’s peers is the most meaningful form of praise in the legal profession. We would like to congratulate Miles J. Alexander on being selected as the ‘Atlanta Best Lawyers Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year’ for 2010.”
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