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Neal Gerber Eisenberg Intellectual Property Practice Places Four Attorneys in IAM Patent 1000

Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) is pleased to announce that, in its inaugural submission, the Intellectual Property practice and four of its leading patent attorneys were named in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2023. This directory identifies the top patent professionals across the globe.

NGE earned a bronze ranking for Litigation in Illinois" following significant growth and stellar client feedback." The directory highlights NGE's ability to "provide both contentious and non-contentious support to patrons, managing large portfolios and defending IP rights in high-stakes litigation."

Life Sciences partners Emer Simic and Jeff Ward retained their rankings and were joined by Intellectual Property practice co-chair Tom McDonough and partner Brad Rademaker. The guide commends Jeff for his "timely and insightful advice," Emer for being a "strategic counselor and a relentless advocate," Tom for being "a first-class lawyer with a very strong team," and Brad, "a deft portfolio manager who can also defend his patrons' IP rights at trial." Their individual rankings are below:

  • Thomas McDonough - Recommended - Individuals: prosecution
  • Bradley Rademaker - Bronze - Individuals: litigation
  • Jeff Ward - Recommended - Individuals: litigation
  • Emer Simic - Silver - Individuals: litigation

The firm launched its Intellectual Property practice group in 2002 with just three attorneys. Today, the group consists of 39 IP attorneys, seven paralegals, and a docket team of five IP professionals. The practice manages, prosecutes, and enforces global patent and trademark portfolios for some of the most cutting-edge technology and Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, it has obtained significant litigation victories for its clients in Chicago and beyond. 

View Neal Gerber Eisenberg's profile in the 2023 Release of IAM Patent 1000.