Fitzpatrick Ranked in Band 1 in 2005 Chambers USA Survey

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business
May 25, 2005

Fitzpatrick is ranked as a Band 1 IP Firm in New York and Robert Baechtold is ranked as one of the top intellectual property attorneys in New York in the 2005 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business.

The Firm: This traditional boutique firm remains one of the leaders in the field of patent litigation. It boasts a prestigious clientele due to its “extremely service-orientated” approach and record of success “right across the board”. Its “excellent pharmaceutical work deserves to be at the top” say observer; for example, the team advised Altana Pharma and Warner Chilcott amongst others. It has successfully represented Novartis in a patent infringement case involving it’s antifungal drug Lamisil. In defending its client Tanning Research Laboratories, it crushed giant Johnson & Johnson in a trademark dispute.

The Lawyer: Bob Baechtold was named as the star player whose “first names roll off everyone’s lips, the standard by which others are judged”.

The Clients: Conde Nast Publications; Pfizer; Bausch & Lomb; St. John’s University and Emory University.

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