Jun 12, 2018

SGR Partners Gregory Kirsch, Dale Lischer and William Long Recognized on List of the World’s Leading Patent Professionals for 2018

Lischer, Kirsch, Long

ATLANTA (June 12, 2018) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce that partners Greg Kirsch, Dale Lischer and Bill Long have been recognized on Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM’s) IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals for 2018.

The IAM Patent 1000, a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe, shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this pivotal area of practice. The guide has been compiled following an extensive research process. Over five months, IAM conducted approximately 1,800 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. Individuals qualify for a listing in the IAM Patent 1000 when they receive sufficient positive feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate. Only those individuals identified by market sources for their exceptional skill sets and profound insights into patent matters feature in the IAM Patent 1000.

Greg Kirsch is a Partner in Atlanta and Head of SGR’s Intellectual Property (IP) Practice. His practice encompasses the entire range of patent law, including patent procurement, strategic patent portfolio development, patent opinions (infringement, validity and patentability), post-grant patent office proceedings, licensing, as well as patent litigation. Mr. Kirsch’s honors also include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Intellectual Property in Georgia, Best Lawyers in America® – Patent Law, Georgia Super Lawyers – Intellectual Property and Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

Dale Lischer is an Atlanta Partner in the IP Practice of SGR. His practice involves all areas of patent law as well as work in trademark and copyright matters. The focus of his practice is patent litigation and patent prosecution. Additional intellectual property recognitions have included Georgia Super Lawyers – Intellectual Property Litigation, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Intellectual Property in Georgia, and Best Lawyers in America® – Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law.

Bill Long is a Partner in SGR’s Atlanta IP Practice where his focus is on patent and other intellectual property and technology-related disputes. Mr. Long has tried and arbitrated numerous cases involving a wide range of technology and intellectual property issues. Additionally, his honors include Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business – Intellectual Property in Georgia and Best Lawyers in America® – Intellectual Property Litigation, Patent Law. He has also been recognized by Georgia Super Lawyers, The Legal 500 Life Sciences, and Georgia Trend magazine’s Legal Elite.

For the complete IAM Patent 1000 description of SGR and our recognized patent attorneys, click HERE.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP
SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s more than 220 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, real estate, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, London, Los Angeles, Munich, New York, Southampton, and Washington, D.C.