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A&O’s patent practices and lawyers secure top rankings in leading intellectual property platform

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Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent, the world’s leading patent business media platform, has released its annual rankings guide, listing 16 practices and 32 Allen & Overy lawyers. The platform aims to be the primary source for identifying world-class, private practice patent expertise.

Our expansion in the U.S. with market-leading patent litigation lawyers has been recognised once again with new rankings across a number of jurisdictions. The continued growth of our cross-border IP practice further cements A&O as a leading, global firm for patent matters, working with the world’s largest businesses and protecting their global IP portfolios.

Practice areas

The following practice areas were recognised with practice rankings:

  • International section
  • Belgium: litigation and transactions
  • China: Foreign
  • France: litigation
  • France: transactions
  • Germany: infringement
  • Germany: transactions
  • Netherlands: litigation and transactions
  • Poland: litigation and transactions
  • United Kingdom: England: litigation
  • United Kingdom: England: transactions
  • United States: California: litigation
  • United States: California: transactions
  • United States: DC Metro Area: litigation
  • United States: New York: litigation
  • United States: New York: transactions


The following individuals were recognised with individual rankings:







United Kingdom: England

United States: National

United States: Massachusetts

United States: California (San Francisco and Silicon Valley)

United States: DC Metro Area

United States: New York