Skiermont Derby LLP is proud to announce the firm’s recognition in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021, a guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the world. Editors at IAM Patent 100 state that the guide “shines a spotlight on the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in the pivotal area of practice”.

According to the guide, Paul Skiermont is a lawyer who is “at the elite level in terms of thoroughness and sophistication of legal analysis and effectiveness of presentation. He has fostered an approach whereby, from the moment of instruction, intense concentration is given to clients’ ultimate business objectives and foresighted strategies are designed with these in mind.”

This year the IAM also recognizes the firm’s Sarah Spires and Mieke Malmberg.

The guide states “Sarah is super-responsive and has the admirable and rare quality of knowing all the pertinent facts of her cases; what’s more, she can recall them at a moment’s notice and synthesize them into the big picture.”

In recognizing Ms. Malmberg, the article notes she is “excellent at evaluating a case upfront and capably handle small matters or large campaigns that incorporate district court trials, patent office proceedings and appeals. They are rising stars of the patent litigation practice.”

The firm has many recent accomplishments leading up to this award that include, a July 2020 Federal Circuit affirmance of an earlier trial victory for Packet Intelligence against NetScout Systems and Tektronix Communications; and notable inter partes review success against Google on behalf of WiLAN-owned IPA Technologies.”