Three McAndrews Attorneys Recognized by Patexia IPR Intelligence Report Top 50 Attorneys in Patent Office Inter Partes Review Proceedings


McAndrews, Held & Malloy announced today that shareholders, Thomas Wimbiscus, Christopher Scharff, and Scott McBride, were recognized in Patexia IPR Intelligence Report as top 50 attorneys in IPR. Patexia IPR Intelligence Report is one of the most comprehensive IPR reports. Patexia review 6,580 cases of different tech and bio-tech companies at the case, patent and claim level to rank companies, law firms, and attorneys based on their activity and performance.

Patexia was founded in 2010 in order to help Intellectual Property (IP) professionals leverage the power of technology, information, and experts’ collaboration. By fusing all these concepts together Patexia has created the globe’s largest online community for IP professionals.

Thomas Wimbiscus has more than 30 years of experience and practices in all areas of intellectual property litigation. He has appeared in over 100 litigations and over 100 IPR’s. His litigation successes include numerous IPR wins, multimillion-dollar awards and settlements, as well as patent infringement victories before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Wimbiscus was designated a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American attorneys – based on effectiveness and accomplishments, in both litigation and trial work.

Christopher Scharff’s practice includes all areas of intellectual property, with an emphasis on patent litigation through discovery, trial and appeal, as well as inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent Office. He has experience litigating the Lanham Act, false advertising and antitrust disputes, and unfair competition. Scharff regularly assists clients with mergers and acquisitions, licensing negotiations, patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate opinions and trademark portfolio management. He has been named to Rising Stars for the last four years.

Scott McBride’s practice focuses primarily on the litigation of patent and complex technology cases in federal courts and in review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. He works with a wide array of businesses, particularly medical device companies. McBride helps clients resolve disputes and make adjustments to their patent strategies to better protect their IP investments. He has secured numerous victories for clients, including at trail, arbitration, grants of summary judgment and exceptional case findings. He also is experienced in appeals for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. McBride’s professional experience also includes service examining patents for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. McBride has been previously listed as an Illinois “Rising Star” in intellectual property law or IP litigation for six straight years.

About McAndrews, Held & Malloy

McAndrews, Held & Malloy boasts one of the most highly regarded teams of intellectual property attorneys, agents and technology specialists in the United States. Founded in 1988, the firm offers deep bench strength in matters relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and unfair competition. McAndrews attorneys have underlying scientific-based degrees and extensive prior experience in technology and IP-focused professions, and they routinely handle cases that involve innovative and cutting-edge technologies in specialized industries. While best known for their record of litigation successes, the firm also offers services in IP procurement, patent interferences, trademark oppositions and cancellations, IP/technology opinions and investigations, global portfolio management, development and licensing, M&A support, due diligence, design rights and joint ventures. Clients include multi-national corporations, Fortune 500 companies, startups and world-renowned universities. For more information, visit

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