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Four Intellectual Property Attorneys Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

Neal Gerber Eisenberg (NGE) is pleased to announce that the Intellectual Property practice and four of its leading patent attorneys have once again been named in IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2024. This directory recognizes the top patent professionals worldwide.

NGE has once again secured 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 and Intellectual Property practice partners Tom McDonough and Brad Rademaker retained their rankings. 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
  • Jeff Ward - Recommended - Individuals: prosecution
  • Bradley Rademaker - Bronze - 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 35 IP attorneys supported by six paralegals, a docket team of five IP professionals and a dedicated IP operations director. 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 NGE's profile in the 2024 Release of IAM Patent 1000.