Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Ranked #1 in Intellectual Property

Chambers USA 2008
June 16, 2008

For Immediate Release

Contact:
Rosemarie Yu
rosemarie.yu@edelman.com

NEW YORK June 16, 2008 – Intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is pleased to announce that, it has been ranked in the top tier by British legal directory publisher Chambers & Partners in the 2008 U.S.A. Guide. The firm was awarded first tier placement, out of four tiers, for being one of the leading firms in Intellectual Property nationally.

Chambers & Partners ranked New York attorney Robert L. Baechtold as one of the nation’s leading intellectual property litigators in the Life Sciences category and one of New York’s leading intellectual property attorneys in the Patent category. Attorneys Nicholas M. Cannella and William E. Solander were also recognized for outstanding work in the Patent category.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by Chambers & Partners for the fifth consecutive year,” said Fitzpatrick, Cella Managing Partner Dominick A. Conde “This award is evidence of our continued commitment to providing our clients with the highest level of intellectual property legal services.”

According to Chambers USA, Fitzpatrick, Cella “stands apart from the crowd due to its depth of knowledge and experience in the patent area.” Mr. Baechtold is noted as “one of the luminaries in pharmaceutical patent law,” and Mr. Cannella is recognized as an “extremely experienced trial lawyer who has a strong reputation in the electronics industry.” Additionally, Mr. Solander is described as “a litigator with great courtroom instincts.”

Chambers USA researchers conducted more than 14,000 interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. They applied a ranking of 1-6 bands (with 1 being the best) that distinguish levels of seniority or significant activities of lawyers. Full Chambers & Partners reviews can be found at: www.chambersandpartners.com/usa

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, founded in 1971, is an intellectual property law firm of nearly 140 lawyers with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C. The Firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including applying for patent and trademark protection, litigation, appeals, interferences, alternative dispute resolution, licensing, opinions, corporate transactions and due diligence. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.