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Awards & Accolades

Dedicated to best practices in patent law, Myers Bigel is regularly honored by legal media and industry organizations with awards for producing quality results and leading in the protection of intellectual property. Our numerous accolades, successful patent applications, and continuing referrals speak to the talent and dedication of our vibrant team of longtime attorneys. In recent years Myers Bigel has been recognized by respected groups and publications like IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings®, IFA CLAIMS Patent Services, Business North Carolina, Super Lawyers Magazine, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, The Best Lawyers in America©, and U.S. News & Best Lawyers.

Julie Richardson named Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (2017)

The Best Lawyers in America – Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, Julie Richardson, Grant Scott. (2016)

IAM Patent 1000 Best Full-Service Intellectual Property Firm – North Carolina.  Individual attorneys recognized by Corporate America include: Julie Richardson, Electro-Mechanical Arts Patent Prosecution; Randal Ayers, Intellectual Property; Rohan Sabapathypillai, Electronics Patents. Mitch Bigel, Alice Bonnen, and Jim Cannon highlighted for best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners. (2015)

Randy Ayers, David Beatty, and Mitch Bigel 2015 edition of Best Lawyers® in Raleigh. (2015)

The 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America included Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, Julie Richardson, Grant Scott. (2015)

Myers Bigel recognized by Corporate America 2015 Legal Elite for Best Patent Litigation Law Firm – North Carolina. (2015)

Myers Bigel Receives Tier 1 Designation in “Best Law Firms” Rankings from U.S. News & Best Lawyers. (2014)

2014 The Best Lawyers in America as “Lawyer of the Year” David Beatty (Trademark Law). (2014)

July 28, 2014 Alice Bonnen, Ph.D. (biotechnology) and Mitch Bigel  (electronics/computer) featured in International Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 guide to leading patent practitioners. (2014)

2014 David Beatty Business Law category winner of Business North Carolina magazine’s annual Legal Elite. Julie Richardson named to the list in the Intellectual Property category. (2014)

Myers Bigel Ranked No. 2 in the Country for Quality Patents in Consumer Electronics, 13th Overall, IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings®. (2013)

Mitch Bigel (Electronics/Computer) and Alice Bonnen (Biotechnology) named to the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. (2013)

Randal Ayers (Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent), David Beatty (Trademark Law), Mitch Bigel (Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law), James Cannon (Patent Law), Julie Richardson (Litigation – Patent; Patent Law), Grant Scott (Litigation – Intellectual Property; Patent Law) named to The Best Lawyers in America. (2013)

David Beatty (Mechanical) and Jim Cannon (Mechanical/Chemical/Biotechnology) voted members of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. (2013)

Randal Ayers (Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent) recognized as Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers®. (2013)

Mitch Bigel (Electronics/Computer), Grant Scott (Electronics/Computer), Julie Richardson (Mechanical), David Beatty (Mechanical), Jim Cannon (Mechanical/Chemical/Biotechnology) named “Best Lawyers” by Best Lawyers. (2013)

David Beatty (Mechanical), Jim Cannon (Mechanical/Chemical/Biotechnology) and Laura Kelley (Mechanical/Electronics/Computer) voted Members of Business North Carolina’s Legal Elite. (2012)

Mitch Bigel (Electronics/Computer) and David Beatty (Mechanical) recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. (2012)

Myers Bigel Ranked No. 2 in the Country for Quality Patents in Consumer Electronics, IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings®. (2012)

Myers Bigel Ranked No. 35 in the Country by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. (2012)

Mitch Bigel (Electronics/Computer) and David Beatty (Mechanical) recognized as North Carolina Super Lawyers by Super Lawyers Magazine. (2011)

David Beatty, Jim Cannon, Julie Richardson, Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (2011)

Mitchell S. Bigel 2011 “Raleigh Best Lawyers Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers. (2011)

2010 Best Law Firms by U.S. News Media Group and Best Lawyers. (2010)

Myers Bigel was ranked 37th out of over 350 law firms nationwide in the March 2010 issue of Intellectual Property Today magazine. (2010)

David Beatty, Jim Cannon, Bob Glatz, Julie Richardson named to the Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (2010)

Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, Bob Glatz, 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of Intellectual Property Law. (2010)

Ocean Tomo ranked Myers Bigel second nationally among firms that prosecuted the best telecommunications services patents. (2009)

Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Jim Cannon, Julie Richardson, Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (2009)

Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, Bob Glatz, 2009 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. (2009)

One of the Triangle’s Top Law Firms in the August 2008 issue of Triangle Business Leader magazine. Triangle Business Leader’s list of Top Lawyers in the Triangle included Mitch Bigel and Mary Miller who were recognized as Top Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property. (2008)

Myers Bigel ranked 39th nationally by Intellectual Property Today. (2008)

Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Jim Cannon, Bob Glatz, Julie Richardson, Legal Elite by Business North Carolina magazine. (2008)