Ten McAndrews Attorneys Named to the IAM Patent 1000


McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that shareholders Christopher V. Carani, Troy A. Groetken, Herbert D. Hart III, David D. Headrick, Sharon A. Hwang, Edward A. Mas II, Peter J. McAndrews, Wil Rao, Robert A. Surrette, and Thomas J. Wimbiscus are featured in IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020.

The guide recognized the firm “across all patent fronts, but particularly litigation and post-grant proceedings.” Stating that “McAndrews is firing on all cylinders,” the 2020 profile highlights the “team’s deep substantive knowledge, attention to detail, thoroughness, strategic acuity, and efficiency.”

While McAndrews itself is consistently ranked year after year on the IAM Patent 1000, the individual attorneys recommended in this year’s guide are listed below:

  • Christopher V. Carani “takes charge of a phenomenal designs practice.”
  • Troy A. Groetken“performs flawlessly in strategic IP development, problem solving and licensing in the life sciences.”
  • Herbert D. Hart III“cannot be beaten for post-grant experience and procedural knowledge, having handled USPTO contested proceedings for many years – not just the past seven, like many.”
  • David D. Headrick “has been carrying out sterling inter partes review work of late for a global surgical device entity. According to sources: ‘There’s nobody better to have by your side in strategic negotiations, critical conflict resolution or bet-the-company litigation than Dave.’”
  • Sharon A. Hwang“On medical, electronics and telecommunications-focused suits, Hwang crafts persuasive oral arguments thanks to rigorous preparation and a hands-on attitude; she immerses herself in the details of cases and takes positions she believes in – both of which enhance her courtroom credibility.”
  • Edward A. Mas II“the most prominent trial lawyer of the group, has handled seminal cases throughout his career, protecting billion-dollar pharmaceutical products and scoring large damages awards for medical device companies; in the past 12 months, a large trade secret litigation and major arbitration have kept him sharp.”
  • Peter J. McAndrews “a new entrant in the IAM Patent 1000who is endorsed as a ‘calm and confident advocate who manages a case well and brings an excellent team’. ‘Pete has an absolute command of subject matter and is respected by decision makers.’”
  • Wil Rao“Rao maintains many long-term connections with those he represents, not least as a result of his ability to productively and commercially address any patent issue.”
  • Robert A. Surrette “Not just a litigator, Surrette is a true counselor: relationships to him are more than transactional and clients regard him as a member of their core team. He brings staunch leadership to the firm, serving as its president.”
  • Thomas J. Wimbiscus “Wimbiscus shows up near the top of the league table for number of patent owner representations; he gets the call because he gets the results.”