Shook and Partners Recognized in IAM Patent 1000

Shook and two of the firm’s leading Intellectual Property partners were recognized in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020. Shook was recognized as a firm for “Intellectual Property Prosecution” and “Intellectual Property Transactions,” with the quote, “For thought leadership on software technology, IP policy and the business of intellectual property, Shook is a must.” 

Also recognized were Shook Intellectual Property Attorneys Bart Eppenauer, and Sharon Israel. 

Eppenauer, managing partner of Shook’s Seattle office, was recognized for his patent work in the jurisdiction of Washington. In acknowledging Eppenauer, the guide states, “Bart Eppenauer stands out as one of the most cerebral patent experts in the country . . . he has an exceptionally full-bodied understanding of where patent law has been and where it is going.”

Shook Houston Partner Sharon Israel was recognized for her “insight into patent law and policy, as well as high-calibre representation of clients,” with the note, “Sharon Israel elevates the patent discussion in the United States through the leadership that she has shown in multiple bar and IP associations and through her practice as a patent litigator.” 

The IAM Patent 1000 guide is the only standalone publication that identifies individual and firm excellence in all major areas of patent law and practice. The research process for the guide was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe.