Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that attorneys Alice Bonnen, Ph.D. (biotechnology) and Mitch Bigel (electronics/computer) are featured in the latest edition of the International Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 guide to leading patent practitioners.
The respected publication was recently distributed to the legal community in the U.S. and abroad, boasting the most detailed collection of notable firms and attorneys in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, North America, Latin and Central America and Asia-Pacific countries.
“The success of our firm, as reflected in the many accolades and awards we receive, is earned through the hard work and expertise of our many quality attorneys like Alice and Mitch,” said David Purks, managing partner of Myers Bigel.
The IAM Patent 1000 rankings are based on around 1,500 interviews with both private practice and in-house professionals. The inclusion of Bonnen and Bigel in the current edition is based exclusively on the findings of the IAM research team reviewing statistics over the past three years, reflecting an accurate representation of the highest quality patents.
Dr. Alice Bonnen is one of nine attorneys practicing in the Myers Bigel Biotechnology group with years of technical training, including advanced degrees, and legal experience in a broad range of biological and biochemical technologies including molecular biology; genomics; proteomics; immunology; combinatorial chemistry; plant biotechnology; agricultural biotechnology; bioinformatics; diagnostics; therapeutics; food science; and biomechanical inventions.
She is joined in the Biotechnology group by Erin Bobay, Dr. Shawna Lemon, Dr. Mary Miller, Sherry Murphy, Adam Rucker, Dr. Robert Schwartzman, Ken Sibley and Dr. Charles Yang. In addition to performing patent preparation, prosecution, and opinion work, Bonnen and her peers contribute their expertise as active thought leaders in legal and biotechnology industry media, organizations, and events; this September, Bonnen will be serving as a panelist at the Association of University Technology Managers Eastern Region Meeting in Baltimore, Md.
Mitch Bigel, one of the firm’s founders, is active in the Myers Bigel successful Electronics/Computer patent prosecution group. Representing well-known, large-scale clients as well as smaller start-up companies, the group has successfully filed in practically every country in the world on issues related to electronics, microelectronics, telecommunications and Internet-related technologies. In addition to being named to the IAM Patent 1000, Bigel has also been included in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbel® AV Preeminent Rating, and America’s Top Patent Prosecutors. He has been quoted in media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, and is past President of the Carolina Patent Trademark & Copyright Law Association and past Chair of the Economics Committee of the American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Law section.
Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.