Ten Pillsbury partners were recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s annual IP Stars rankings for the patent, trademark and transactions categories.

The IP Stars rankings provide a state-by-state analysis of the best IP lawyers and are determined through extensive research among IP practitioners nationwide.

2021 individual lawyer rankings include the following:

Patent Stars: Bill Atkins (Virginia), Jack Barufka (Virginia), Bryan Collins (Virginia), Evan Finkel (California), Kecia Reynolds (Washington, D.C.), Keeto Sabharwal (Washington, D.C.).

Trademark Star: Callie Bjurstrom (California).

Transactions Star: Shaalu Mehra (California).

Notable Practitioner: Brian Nash (Texas).

Rising Star: Michael Horikawa (California).

Additionally, Kecia Reynolds was ranked by the publication as a “Top 250 Women in IP" for the 2020 fiscal year. Kecia has been on this Top 250 list since its inception in 2013. 

 About Pillsbury’s IP Team

On the cutting edge of IP for more than 120 years, Pillsbury’s Intellectual Property lawyers provide clients with successful and comprehensive IP strategies to protect, manage and optimize IP assets. We also assert and defend infringement claims and resolve IP-related disputes before regulatory bodies, in courts and at the negotiating table. Our team includes more than 100 IP lawyers, many bilingual, plus technical consultants, patent agents, former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office examiners, and scientists and engineers with advanced degrees in electrical and mechanical engineering, chemistry, biotechnology, physics and numerous other technical disciplines. Read more here.