Merchant & Gould, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys received recognition and awards from Best Lawyers®. Timothy B. Scull, managing partner of the Denver office, received Best Lawyers 2019 Litigation – Intellectual Property "Lawyer of the Year" Award in Denver; and, Peter A. Gergely, managing partner of the New York office, received Best Lawyers 2019 Patent Law "Lawyer of the Year" Award in Denver.
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Scull’s practice focuses on complex patent portfolio analysis and strategic patent prosecution. In addition to conducting complex patent portfolio analysis, he provides infringement and validity opinions with respect to existing patents. He has extensive experience in IP litigation. Scull has also prepared and prosecuted trademark applications, and provided opinions on whether potential trademarks may be registered in view of existing marks. He has experience in various technologies, but focuses on software and computer-architecture related projects.
Gergely is a trial attorney who leads teams in patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and commercial litigation, as well as contested matters before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, including inter partes reviews. He also advises clients in portfolio analysis and licensing matters. Specifically, Gergely represents clients in the electronics, software, medical device, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, energy, engineering, water resources, packaging, semiconductor, telecommunications, fashion, outdoor equipment and clothing, hardware, venture capital, private equity and healthcare industries.
About Merchant & Gould
Merchant & Gould P.C. is a national intellectual property law firm with more than 100 attorneys in offices in Minneapolis; Atlanta; Denver; Knoxville, Tenn.; Madison, Wis.; New York; and Washington, D.C. Founded in Minneapolis in 1900, the firm has grown to become one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the United States, representing the worldwide intellectual property interests of clients in diverse industries and technologies. www.merchantgould.com
About Best Lawyers®
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. 83,000 industry leading lawyers are eligible to vote (from around the world), and we have received almost 10 million evaluations on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.4 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in more than 58,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice." www.bestlawyers.com