Thank you to IPLAC for hosting this wonderful event. G&G was happy to celebrate Judge Cunningham’s incredible accomplishments and the added opportunity to meet with clients, fellow attendees and forge new acquaintances.
Congratulations to Judge Tiffany P. Cunningham of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit for receiving this year’s IPLAC Distinguished Judicial Service Award.
Special thanks also to clients and colleagues who joined us for the evening, those pictured below as well as Linhda Nguyen (UHG) and Kyle Chen (JPMC) not pictured. The occasion offered the chance to spend time getting to know one another outside of our offices. So great to see everyone there!
From left to right: Miyoung Shin (G&G), Rathna Koka (JPMC), Lucien Carter (JPMC), Ed Guntin (G&G), Ann Palma (Saint-Gobain),
Selam Getaneh (JPMC), Zain Sadiq (JPMC), Lisa Becker (JPMC), Atanu Das (G&G)
IPLAC – Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago, is the first association of its kind in the US. The organization is committed to protecting innovation both in Chicago and nationally, “by advancing the tenets of IP law in order to serve our members and greater community.” IPLAC accomplishes their mission by offering members opportunities for professional growth and development, networking opportunities and events that serve to create a diverse and inclusive environment while promoting the advancement of IP law.
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Per Patexia, firm performance is measured by efficiency,
which Patexia defines as based on a firm’s success in
obtaining “a valid patent with the broadest feasible claim
in a cost effective and efficient manner.”
In Patexia’s Patent Prosecution 2023 Intelligence Report, Guntin & Gust continued to earn the top spots in two categories:
#1 – Top 100 Best Performing Law Firms in High-Tech
#1 – Top 100 Best Performing Law Firms Overall
Additionally, G&G achieved a top 100 ranking for the Top 100 Most Active Firms for 2023.
The firm also had the following six attorneys who made it onto the list of Top 100 Performing Attorneys for High Tech:
• Jay Anderson
• Atanu Das
• Robert Gingher
• Andrew Gust
• Doug Schnabel
• Ralph Trementozzi
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For the last four years in a row, Guntin & Gust has earned a #1 Ranking
for Allowance Rate in Tech Center 2600 while also achieving a Top 10
ranking overall for this Tech Center.
G&G provides IP services in the following USPTO Tech Centers:
Technology Center 2600 – provides examination for patent applications relating to Communications
Technology Center 2400 – provides examination for patent applications including Computer Networks, Multiplex, Cable and Cryptography/Security
Below are snapshots of Juristat’s 2022 rankings in these 2 Tech Centers.
Juristat ranks national IP firms annually and requires that firms meet a volume threshold (minimum of 100 applications disposed in a tech center within the 12 months being reviewed) to be included in the report. They then evaluate each IP firm’s performance based on three key metrics:
- Number of applications filed
- Allowance rate
- Average number of office actions before allowance
For more detailed information on Juristat and their ranking methodology visit Juristat.
Five years ago, Atanu Das, Partner at Guntin &Gust, founded the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC). Mr. Das identified an opportunity for a committee to increase awareness of DE&I issues among IPLAC members and correspondingly to aid in promoting changes within the expanded IP community. He subsequently served as co-chair of the committee for several years. Mr. Das has spearheaded a significant push in DE&I programming in an effort to accelerate learning and initiate change.
Mr. Das developed a DE&I program of events that included topical internal book club and film discussions enabling further education, open communication and sharing of personal experiences. CLE programming and special developmental seminars were also created for patent agents, attorneys and IP professionals throughout the Chicago area, focusing on the issues involved in providing equity in the workplace.
Additional targeted programming has been conducted through student outreach. As a Distinguished Scholar in Residence for Loyola University School of Law, Mr. Das’ experience provides the insight to work with under-represented student groups, such as the Society of Women Engineers. Early educational programming that introduces these students to the connections between STEM and law is a key factor in promoting future careers in IP law.
In recognition of their hard work and multichannel programming efforts, IPLAC announced the DE&I Committee as the winner of the Committee Award for Most Impactful committee in 2021.
IPLAC’s DE&I Committee “promotes diversity, equity and inclusion within IPLAC itself and the Chicago IP Community at large through programming, outreach, opportunities for mentorship and sponsorship, assessing opportunities for improving diversity and formulating diversity equity, and inclusion strategies.”