October 29, 2014

IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP Names Venable Partners Janet Satterthwaite and Toni-Junell Herbert to 2014 List

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List features the leading female intellectual property attorneys in the country; Ms. Satterthwaite honored for second consecutive year

Washington, DC – October 29, 2014 – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that partners Janet F. Satterthwaite and Toni-Junell Herbert were named to the second edition of IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP list. This is Ms. Satterthwaite’s second year appearing on the annual list of the top female IP attorneys in the United States.

Recognized for both Trademark Prosecution and Trademark Contentious in recognition of her ability to take a client from brand selection and registration through to portfolio management and enforcement in courts worldwide, Ms. Satterthwaite is described as a “leading authority in all aspects of trademark, licensing, portfolio management, and counterfeiting.”  Highlighting some of her recent successes, IP Stars noted that “she successfully argued on behalf of a hedge fund being impersonated by a Ponzi scheme on the internet, obtaining a temporary restraining order and expedited discovery as well as the shutdown of the key website.”

IP Stars praised Ms. Herbert for “[guiding] her clients through all stages of IP development.” Ms. Herbert’s representation of small and large companies, including Fortune 500 companies in multibillion dollar acquisitions, was also noted by IP Stars along with her, “skills with IP auditing and due diligence, patent litigation, licensing and technology transfer, and corporate issues as they relate to drug development.”

Ms. Satterthwaite focuses her practice on both contentious and noncontentious trademark counseling, prosecution and portfolio management, licensing, and enforcement/litigation. She is particularly renowned for her creative work involving trademarks in cyberspace. Providing global trademark counseling and enforcement to key U.S. brands, and U.S. trademark counsel to leading global brands, Ms. Satterthwaite also has a strong client base in Europe where she has held significant leadership positions in Marques, the European Trademark Owners’ Association. Ms. Satterthwaite is also a seasoned trademark litigator who has won as lead counsel on many trademark, domain name, copyright and false advertising lawsuits in federal courts in several states and in foreign countries.

Ms. Herbert represents U.S. and international clients in every stage of IP development. She has significant experience in IP auditing and due diligence, patent litigation, licensing and technology transfer, and corporate issues related to drug development. Fortune 500 companies seek her advice regarding multibillion dollar strategic acquisitions that are central to their plan for continued growth and innovation in the pharmaceutical industry.

Published by Managing Intellectual Property magazine, IP Stars – Top 250 Women in IP describes itself as the definitive guide to the leading female intellectual property attorneys in the country. The list was comprised from an extensive research process involving thousands of interviews and surveys of IP partners in firms through the country. Attorneys recognized in the publication received the strongest feedback from their peers, both in volume and enthusiasm.


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