A&O's patent practices and lawyers secure top rankings in leading intellectual property platform

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent, the world’s leading patent business media platform, has released its annual rankings guide, listing 16 practices and 32 Allen & Overy lawyers. The platform aims to be the primary source for identifying world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Our expansion in the U.S. with market-leading patent litigation lawyers has been recognised once again with new rankings across a number of jurisdictions. The continued growth of our cross-border IP practice further cements A&O as a leading, global firm for patent matters, working with the world’s largest businesses and protecting their global IP portfolios.

Practice areas

The following practice areas were recognised with practice rankings:

  • International section
  • Belgium: litigation and transactions
  • China: Foreign
  • France: litigation
  • France: transactions
  • Germany: infringement
  • Germany: transactions
  • Netherlands: litigation and transactions
  • Poland: litigation and transactions
  • United Kingdom: England: litigation
  • United Kingdom: England: transactions
  • United States: California: litigation
  • United States: California: transactions
  • United States: DC Metro Area: litigation
  • United States: New York: litigation
  • United States: New York: transactions


The following individuals were recognised with individual rankings:







United Kingdom: England

United States: National

United States: Massachusetts

United States: California (San Francisco and Silicon Valley)

United States: DC Metro Area

United States: New York

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