Eight Pillsbury partners were recognized in Managing Intellectual Property magazine’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.

Additionally, Pillsbury received a national Tier 3 ranking in Trademark Prosecution for 2020.

2020 individual lawyer rankings include the following:

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

Trademark Star: Callie Bjurstrom (California).

Transactions Star: Shaalu Mehra, Corporate partner (California).

 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.