Five Armstrong Teasdale Lawyers Named Leading IP Practitioners

July 11, 2022 Press Releases

Armstrong Teasdale announces that Partners Erin Florek, Christopher Goff, Patrick Rasche, Donna Schmitt and Tracey Truitt have been recognized among Managing IP’s 2022 IP Stars, a leading resource for companies or individuals looking for experienced legal practitioners for contentious and non-contentious IP advice. Florek, Goff and Schmitt are new to the list in 2022.

Managing IP conducts rigorous research each year and ranks both firms and practitioners across six IP practice areas and more than 70 jurisdictions. Florek, Goff, Rasche and Truitt were recognized as Patent Stars, while Schmitt was recognized as a Trademark Star. In addition, Armstrong Teasdale was recognized as “Highly Recommended” for Patent Law in Missouri.

Florek has an emphasis in medical device and chemical-related technologies, and regularly counsels clients on freedom-to-operate, patent infringement, patentability and due diligence issues. She also prepares noninfringement and invalidity opinions, and assists in litigation analysis and Inter Partes Review Proceedings.

Goff has an emphasis in medical device, chemical and biochemical patent preparation and prosecution. He counsels clients on freedom-to-operate issues, patent infringement issues, patentability and other due diligence issues. He also prepares noninfringement and invalidity opinions, and is actively involved in post grant review matters.

Rasche, who also serves as Armstrong Teasdale’s Managing Partner, provides strategic and up-to-date counsel on patent procurement and enforcement, licensing, infringement issues, product clearance, freedom-to-operate, validity, Inter Partes Review Proceedings, due diligence and general business matters.

Schmitt leads the firm’s Trademark Services practice and strategically manages global trademark portfolios and advises clients on copyright, trade dress and trade secret matters. She handles domestic and foreign trademark prosecution and provides guidance on trademark selection, use, registration, policing, protection, infringement and enforcement.

Truitt serves clients of all sizes across industries including agribusiness, food, health care, biotechnology and life sciences. He counsels clients on patent, trademark, and copyright acquisition, licensing, enforcement issues, due diligence, prosecution, litigation and other general business matters.

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. The firm boasts more than 120 IP lawyers and staff professionals in offices internationally, and has consistently been recognized among the largest IP practices by the American City Business Journals. The patent team has filed 9,276 patent applications in the last five years, with 3,684 of those originally drafted and filed. Members of the team are also experienced trial lawyers with significant IP litigation and post grant proceedings experience.

To view the 2022 rankings, visit IP Stars.

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