Armstrong Teasdale Attorneys Earn Top Marks Among Patent 1000

June 30, 2021 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale is proud to announce that Partners Richard Brophy, Daniel Fitzgerald, Christopher Goff, Michael Munsell and Francisco Villegas have been recognized for their significant patent work and listed among the IAM Patent 1000: The World's Leading Patent Professionals 2021. This is the 10th annual edition of the list, which profiles 1,000 key patent professionals in jurisdictions around the world. In addition to the aforementioned individuals, IAM ranked Armstrong Teasdale at the firm level in Missouri.

The annual list is considered the definitive ‘go-to’ resource for those seeking to identify world-class, private practice patent expertise and leading expert witnesses in the U.S. Their exhaustive research process was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts and involved thousands of interviews with high-profile patent practitioners around the world.

“Being a patent practitioner myself, I know first-hand the incredible value these lawyers provide to our clients around the world,” said Managing Partner Patrick Rasche. “As our IP practice grows and expands globally, we look forward to further investing in our clients and the innovative assets that drive their business forward.”

Armstrong Teasdale attorneys represent some of the world’s largest companies across industry sectors and art units in pursuing protection for their most valuable assets and innovations. In 2020, the firm was selected by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to provide intellectual property (IP) services in the area of biotechnology law as part of a multiyear, multimillion-dollar contract.

The firm boasts more than 100 IP attorneys and staff in offices throughout the U.S. and U.K., and has consistently been recognized among the largest IP practices by the American City Business Journals. Our patent team has filed 9,293 patent applications in the last five years, with 3,684 of those originally drafted and filed. Members of our team are also experienced trial lawyers with significant IP litigation and post grant proceedings experience.

Recognized as thought leaders in the IP space, Armstrong Teasdale is also currently conducting a nationwide survey designed to designed to identify key trends and challenges within the intellectual property space. Once the data has been collected, it will be compiled into a “2021 The State of Intellectual Property” report. The survey is available at


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