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Managing Intellectual Property Ranks McGlinchey Stafford in Tier 1Read Time: 1 min
Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook has ranked McGlinchey Stafford in Tier 1—Highly Recommended in Louisiana for Intellectual Property. The publication also named Baton Rouge attorneys John F. “Jack” Sieberth and R. Andrew “Drew” Patty II as “IP Stars” in Louisiana and Houston attorney Joel W. Mohrman as an “IP Star” in Texas. Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Handbook ranks leading intellectual property agencies and law firms worldwide, highlighting the country’s prominent intellectual property attorneys. Results are based on a research process comprising more than 1,000 interviews of and surveys from peers and in-house counsel active in the United States.
Rudy Aguilar, Managing Member of McGlinchey Stafford said, “We are delighted that our clients and peers have recognized our intellectual property capabilities and practitioners with this ranking. We are honored to be among good company.”
Joel W. Mohrman is a member of the firm and its senior litigator for intellectual property, resident in the firm’s Houston office. Mohrman has litigated extensively for Fortune 500 companies as well as for individuals and smaller entities, and has tried more than three dozen cases to verdict as first chair. The majority of Joel’s practice is concentrated on intellectual property litigation, specifically patents, trade secrets and covenants not to compete. Mohrman has also litigated copyright and trademark matters. Over the years, he has handled approximately 100 trade secret and covenant not to compete cases. He received a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and a B.A. degree from Washington & Lee University.
R. Andrew “Drew” Patty II is a member of the intellectual property section at McGlinchey Stafford, resident in the firm’s Baton Rouge office. He has extensive experience in preparing and prosecuting patents and he frequently renders legal opinions for clients seeking to assess their freedom to use technology or brand names in the United States, or to assess the validity of the intellectual property rights of others. Drew’s experience also includes trademarks, copyrights, intellectual property licensing and joint development agreements, negotiation and preparation of software development agreements and management of intellectual property portfolios for clients with domestic and foreign intellectual property interests. He also has served as an expert witness in support of intellectual property litigation. Patty earned a J.D. degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law and a B.A. in Classics and a B.S. in Chemistry from Tulane University.
John F. “Jack” Sieberth is a member of the firm’s intellectual property section, practicing in Baton Rouge. He focuses his practice exclusively upon the representation of clients before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Sieberth has been an inventor on several patents, and his chemical patent experience spans numerous technical areas: Petrochemical additives, anti-oxidants, organometallic chemistry, pharmaceuticals and their intermediates, pulp and paper processing, polymer production and processing, organophosphorous chemistry, bromine chemistry, catalysts, catalytic reactions and microbiocidal agents, among others. He received an LL.B. degree and a J.D. degree from Detroit College of Law, now part of Michigan State University, and a B.S. in Chemistry from Wayne State University.