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Lane Powell and Attorneys Bodine, Francissen and Minsk Named as ‘Top’ in the 2014 IAM Patent 1000

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The 2014 IAM Patent 1000 recently recognized Lane Powell as one of the top patent law firms in Oregon and Washington, as well as naming Lane Powell Shareholders Brian G. Bodine, Vernon W. Francissen and Alan D. Minsk as top individuals in the practice in Washington.

The publication stated that “Lane Powell has come on in leaps and bounds in Washington in recent years,” and that in Oregon, the Firm “has built a credible patent practice on the bedrock of its full-service corporate law operation.” IAM Patent 1000 stated that the Firm’s patent practice is in the business of “helping emerging and established businesses to thrive in the Pacific Northwest,” and that it “finds favour for its treatment of patents as business assets first and foremost.” Additionally, it noted that due to their diverse backgrounds, Lane Powell’s patent lawyers “form a tightknit unit and provide a comprehensive, cost-effective patent service,” and that their “partner-led approach ensures that quality control is maintained at the highest level.”

IAM Patent 1000 described Bodine as an “‘incredibly safe pair of hands’ when it comes to complex suits,” and that he is “respected as both a litigator and mediator.” The publication stated that Francissen “offer[s] clients increased firepower on both the prosecution and litigation fronts,” and that Minsk “continues to forge ahead; with a background encompassing stints in-house and with other leading IP shops,” and that he “takes a well-rounded, commercial perspective on patent issues.”

Lane Powell offers one of the Pacific Northwest’s most comprehensive intellectual property practices, which includes all facets of a client’s intellectual property needs. From initial counseling, to patent and trademark portfolio development and management, to related transactional and licensing work, Lane Powell provides experienced attorneys who understand a client’s business. And where needed, Lane Powell’s litigators can obtain cost-effective results, whether the litigation concerns a dispute involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets or unfair competition issues, while also providing critical counseling in the areas of risk assessment and risk avoidance.