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10 attorneys recognized once again for Litigation, Prosecution, and Transactions

Washington, DC (June 7, 2018) – The 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 – The World's Leading Patent Professionals has recognized Venable's Litigation, Prosecution, and Transactions practices among the leaders in California, DC Metro Area, and New York. Ten attorneys – Frank C. Cimino, Jr., William D. Coston, Nora E. Garrote, Frank M. Gasparo, Adam R. Hess, Michele Van Patten Frank, James E. Nelson, William T. Russell, Michael A. Sartori, Ph.D., and Megan S. Woodworth – from the firm's Washington, New York, and San Francisco offices were also singled out for individual recognition.

In the DC Metro Area, Venable is "Recommended" for both Prosecution and Transactions and listed in the Silver band for Litigation. Individually, Dr. Sartori is "Highly Recommended" for Prosecution while Ms. Frank is "Recommended" for Prosecution. For Transactions, Ms. Garrote and Mr. Russell were both "Recommended". For Litigation, Mr. Cimino was recognized in the Silver band, and Mr. Coston, Mr. Hess, and Ms. Woodworth were recognized in the Bronze band.

In New York, Mr. Gasparo was recognized in the Bronze band for Litigation. Mr. Nelson was "Recommended" in California for Transactions.

The 2018 edition of IAM Patent 1000 is a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The guide was compiled following an extensive five-month research process that included nearly 1,800 interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel. Firms and individual attorneys singled out by IAM Patent 1000 received significant positive feedback from peers and based on the depth of their experience, their market presence, and the level of work they perform.


Venable LLP is an American Lawyer Global 100 law firm headquartered in Washington, DC that serves as primary counsel to a worldwide clientele of large and mid-sized organizations, nonprofits, and high-net-worth entrepreneurs and individuals. With more than 700 attorneys across the country, including California, Delaware, Maryland, New York, Virginia, and Washington, DC, the firm strategically advances its clients' business objectives in the U.S. and around the globe. Venable advises clients on a broad range of business and regulatory law, legislative affairs, complex litigation, and the full range of intellectual property disciplines. For more information, please visit