IAM Patent 1000 Recommends Robins Kaplan for Patent Litigation for Ninth Consecutive Year

June 17, 2019

Robins Kaplan LLP has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 as a nationally recommended plaintiff’s firm and a recommended litigation firm in Minnesota and New York. The guide also recognizes the following six Robins Kaplan partners:

  • Christopher Larus: Recommended for Litigation and Transactions in Minnesota
  • Cyrus Morton: Recommended for Litigation in Minnesota
  • Ronald Schutz: Recommended for Litigation in Minnesota and New York
  • Jake Holdreith: Recommended for Litigation in Minnesota
  • Christopher Seidl: Recommended for Litigation in Minnesota
  • Elizabeth Gardner: Recommended for Litigation in New York

When highlighting the addition of Elizabeth Gardner to the firm in 2018, IAM writes “with her decades of courtroom experience and broad technical compass she will fit right in at her now home, which is renowned for its superlative advocacy and deft trial handling.” IAM also notes “Robins Kaplan knows how to try large cases very effectively – its lawyers have an edge and bring a bit of swagger to the practice.” It adds, “Christopher Larus, Jake Holdreith, Christopher Seidl and Ronald Schutz are all swashbuckling trial lawyers who know what it takes to emerge victorious from the courtroom when everything is on the line.” It also notes the work of Cyrus Morton: “There is no point being a great trial practice these days unless you have a PTAB capability and giving the firm what it needs is Cyrus Morton, who chairs the patent office trials group.”

IAM Patent 1000 identifies top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe, shining a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this area of practice. The five-month selection process involves a detailed analysis of submissions from a worldwide pool of law firms, as well as more than 1,500 interviews with patent specialists.

Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Cyrus A. Morton


Chair, Patent Office Trials Group

Ronald J. Schutz


Immediate Past Chairman
Member of Executive Board

Jake M. Holdreith


Managing Partner, Minneapolis Office
Member of Executive Board

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