May 3, 2018
Fitch, Even, Tabin and Flannery LLP has been ranked as a leading intellectual property law firm in Illinois in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious research-based directory and one of the most widely cited referral sources for legal services in the U.S.
In the listing, Chambers notes in part that the Fitch Even team is known for its “strong reputation for work in the contentious and noncontentious spheres of patent, trademark and copyright law” and the firm’s “substantial experience handling post-grant, reexamination and inter partes reviews at the USPTO.” Chambers also quotes clients remarking that the team is "experienced, skilled, attentive and very capable," as well as "knowledgeable, sensitive to concerns about budgets, has smart attorneys and makes an effort to learn about our business."
In addition, partner Timothy P. Maloney was once again singled out by Chambers as a notable practitioner in the field of intellectual property law in Illinois. Chambers reports that clients observed that Tim is an "excellent" lawyer who is "very approachable, knowledgeable and proactive in defense. Tim’s practice entails all aspects of intellectual property enforcement and defense, with an emphasis on representing plaintiffs in patent litigation, often multi-party complex litigation. He is an established trial lawyer with a strong track record in numerous jury and bench trials. Tim has handled over 100 litigation-related patent post-issuance proceedings in the USPTO, consistently achieving favorable outcomes. He was recently ranked as the #3 best-performing attorney representing patent owners in IPR proceedings, based on analysis conducted by Patexia. Tim has also successfully argued several cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Published annually by London-based Chambers & Partners, Chambers USA determines its rankings through confidential, in-depth interviews with clients and outside attorneys as well as independent research and assessment of recent work done. Inclusion in the guide is based solely on the findings of the Chambers research team. Criteria used includes legal knowledge and experience, capability and effectiveness, strength and depth of the firm as a whole, professional conduct, client service, commercial astuteness, diligence, commitment, and other qualities most valued by clients.