Seed Intellectual Property Law Group LLP is pleased to announce that fifteen of its partners – David V. Carlson, Kevin S. Costanza, Karl R. Hermanns, Robert Iannucci, Steven D. Lawrenz, Shoko I. Leek, Marc C. Levy, Qing (Becky) Lin, Ph.D., Kevan L. Morgan, Russell C. Pangborn, Brooke W. Quist, Stephen J. Rosenman, Ph.D., Jeffrey M. Sakoi, E. Russell Tarleton, and Samuel E. Webb – were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Mr. Carlson, Mr. Iannucci, Mr. Lawrenz, Ms. Leek, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Quist, and Mr. Tarleton are partners within Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Group; Mr. Costanza and Mr. Sakoi are partners within Seed IP’s Mechanical Engineering & Trademark Group; Mr. Hermanns, Dr. Lin, Dr. Rosenman, and Mr. Webb are partners within Seed IP’s Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals & Chemistry Group; and Mr. Levy and Mr. Pangborn are partners within Seed IP’s Trademark and IP Enforcement & Litigation Groups.
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