Robins Kaplan Partners Named to IAM Strategy 300 List of Leading IP Strategists

August 24, 2020

Robins Kaplan LLP is pleased to announce that partners Christopher Larus, Bryan Vogel, and Jake Holdreith have been named to the 2020 IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists list. The list recognizes lawyers who are changing the way intellectual property is protected and managed, raising the bar on the practice of patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright law, and leading innovation in the field.

The IAM research team spoke with a wide range of senior corporate IP managers in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as third-party IP service providers, in order to identify the selected individuals. These leaders are recognized for the creation, development, and deployment of strategies that enable IP owners to gain maximum value from their portfolios. Only those who were nominated multiple times by different parties are listed in the IAM Strategy 300.

  • Christopher Larus is the chair of the firm’s National IP and Technology Litigation Group. For more than 25 years, he has helped leading technology companies protect and monetize their intellectual property. He tries complex patent, trade secret, trademark, and copyright and licensing dispute cases in courts throughout the United States in both national and international arbitration. He has extensive experience planning and implementing licensing campaigns involving a broad range of intellectual property assets and technologies.
  • Bryan J. Vogel is a founding partner of Robins Kaplan’s New York office and head of the firm’s International Trade Commission Group. His practice focuses on intellectual property and technology matters throughout the country and around the world. As a registered patent attorney with a degree in chemical engineering, he has a particular emphasis on patent and trade secret litigation in the life sciences and high tech industries. He has acted as lead counsel for clients on a number of high-profile matters and has an exceptional record of winning at all stages of litigation, including at jury trials, bench trials, arbitration, settlements, and on appeal. Clients also regularly rely on Vogel in complex licensing negotiations, acquisitions, and other technology transactions. A prominent thought leader on IP law, Vogel has been recognized by numerous publications and organizations and is a frequent lecturer and author on topics related to litigation, trials, and intellectual property issues, and he is often a resource for and quoted in the business and legal press.
  • Jake Holdreith is a member of the firm’s executive board. He has tried jury cases to multi-million dollar verdicts and resolved complex cases at all stages of litigation. He is a skilled and creative strategist and business counselor who can cut to the heart of a matter in the boardroom and the courtroom.  Holdreith counsels clients and tries complex lawsuits in a range of practice areas, including intellectual property. He is known for work in in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and electronics industries and has handled cases in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

Christopher K. Larus


Chair, National IP and Technology Litigation Group

Jake M. Holdreith


Managing Partner, Minneapolis Office
Member of Executive Board

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