The Patent Lawyer Magazine Ranks Dinsmore IP Practice in Top 10
Dinsmore & Shohl’s patent procurement and management group was ranked in the top 10 of The Patent Lawyer magazine’s list of best practices, specifically in the publication’s North America – South region.
To determine the leading patent and intellectual property firms, the magazine’s editorial and research team analyzed various factors, including law firms’ achievements within the last year, work in niche areas and unique strengths, accessibility, third-party rankings, client testimonials, accomplishment recognition and activity within the legal field.
“We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Brian Tent, Dinsmore’s patent procurement and management practice group co-chair. “It is a testament to the talent and experience of our team of patent attorneys here at Dinsmore. We are fortunate to partner with great clients who are developing cutting-edge technologies that have a fundamental impact on our world.”
The Patent Lawyer ranking marks the latest recognition for Dinsmore’s intellectual property department. Earlier this month, the firm’s trademark group earned a gold ranking as part of the World Trademark Review 1000, which identifies the world’s leading trademark professionals. Five of the firm’s trademark attorneys received accolades for their expertise and trademark insight. World Trademark Review has recognized Dinsmore for its trademark practice since 2014.
Intellectual property work continues to be a strength for Dinsmore. Clients of all sizes, including many in the Fortune 500, rely on Dinsmore’s 110-plus IP attorneys for their most complex needs. Since 2015, more than 100 IP attorneys have joined the firm.
The Patent Lawyer’s rankings also take into account firms’ diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, an area where Dinsmore continues to make great strides. In 2021, the firm was awarded Best in Class for diversity in the legal profession by Crain’s Cleveland Business. In addition, Dinsmore earned Mansfield Rule 4.0 Certification Plus for the 2021 diverse leadership hiring initiative, which asks law firms to consider at least 30 percent women, lawyers of color, LGBTQ+ and lawyers with disabilities for leadership roles. The firm’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts are overseen by its diversity committee, as well as law firm partner Tammy Bennett, who since 2019, has served as the firm’s chief equity and inclusion officer.