Fitzpatrick Ranked as Leading Firm in 2004 Chambers USA Survey

Chambers USA: Leading Business Lawyers
April 21, 2004

Fitzpatrick is ranked as a leading firm in New York, and Bob Baechtold is ranked as one of the # 1 individual intellectual property attorneys in New York in the 2004 Chambers USA: America’s Leading Business Lawyers.

The Firm: Peers say this firm is one of the most important competitors in the market, and draw attention to an impressive client roster. Its patent work covers a range of areas, including electronics and mechanics as they relate to the pharmaceutical industry. In one of its most important cases, the group represented Bristol-Myers Squibb in a dispute with Rhone-Poulenc Rorer. A Federal Circuit decision unanimously upheld the trial court’s finding that RPR committed inequitable conduct in obtaining the patent-in-suit. As a result, Bristol-Myers Squibb was awarded $32 million in attorneys’ fees. The group is also experienced in prosecuting patents in the US Patent and Trademark Office, and also offers copyright and trademark expertise.

The Lawyers:The star here is Robert Baechtold,who has an eminent reputation for the representation of branded pharmaceutical companies. Sources revere Baechtold as one of the leading lights of the Bar, and commend his “ambitious and energetic” approach to cases.

The Clients: AstraZeneca; Bausch & Lomb; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Canon; Condé Nast Publications; IBM; Merck; Novartis; Pfizer; Prudential and Takeda Chemical Industries.

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