Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Ranked #1 in IP

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto Ranked #1 in Intellectual Property in Chambers & Partners’ 2006 U.S. Guide
June 7, 2006

For Immediate Release

Michelle Samuels / Rosemarie Yu
(212) 704-4468 / 642-7781

– Chambers USA recognizes firm and partners
Robert Baechtold and Joseph O’Malley –

NEW YORK, June 7, 2006 – Intellectual property law firm Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto is pleased to announce that, for the third year, it has been ranked by British legal directory publisher Chambers & Partners as one of the leading New York firms in Intellectual Property in Chambers USA’s third edition. Featured attorneys were Robert Baechtold and Joseph O’Malley. The firm was ranked in the first of four tiers; Mr. Baechtold was ranked in the “star” category (for individuals “far ahead of the pack”).

“We feel proud to be recognized by Chambers & Partners for the third year in a row,” said Fitzpatrick, Cella Managing Partner Dominick A. Conde: “We are truly honored to accept the recognition of our clients and peers in this manner.”

According to Chambers USA, “[T]here is no doubt as to the supremacy of this firm,” which has “some of the best patent lawyers in the business.” Mr. Baechtold is noted for his “experience and excellent courtroom skills” that are “in tremendous demand,” and Mr. O’Malley is referred to as a “thorough litigator who is extremely able when it comes to complex matters.”

Chambers USA researchers conducted more than 4,500 interviews with leading private practice attorneys and key in-house counsel. They applied a ranking of 1-6 bands that distinguish levels of seniority or significant activities of lawyers. The directory also contains detailed and independently researched editorial describing each practice and its strengths, details of recent work, quotes from clients and peers, and a list of active clients within each practice.

Full Chambers & Partners reviews can be found at:

Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, founded in 1971, is an intellectual property law firm with offices in New York, Costa Mesa, California and Washington, D.C., of approximately 150 lawyers. The firm’s practice covers the spectrum of intellectual property services, including patents, trademarks, copyrights, unfair competition, and trade secrets. Fitzpatrick represents an international client base from Fortune 500 companies to start-up companies.