Honors & Awards

Seed IP is the leading intellectual property firm in the Pacific Northwest, with national and international reach. Please see the list below for just some of the various accolades and honors recently bestowed upon the firm and its attorneys.

"Best Law Firms” (U.S. News & World Report® / Best Lawyers®)

In 2022, Seed IP is ranked nationally in four practice areas and ranked regionally in five practice areas.

The Best Lawyers in America®

Seed IP has seventeen attorneys listed in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Additionally, nine attorneys were selected to the second annual “Ones to Watch” list in 2022.

Diversity Snapshot 2021 – Law360 (A LexisNexis® Company)

In 2021, Seed IP is ranked at #5 on the Law Firms With the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships list, and at #10 on the Law Firms With the Most Minority Attorneys list, both for U.S. law firms with 100 or fewer attorneys.

WTR (World Trademark Review®) Global Leaders 2021

WTR (World Trademark Review®) Global Leaders 2021 | Russell C. Pangborn recognized in 2019, 2020, and 2021. Additionally, Russ was interviewed in years 2020 and 2021.

IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists 2021

Brooke W. Quist recognized in the 2021 edition. The guide identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios.

Thomson Reuters’ Washington Super Lawyers/Rising Stars 2021

In 2021, Seed IP has seven attorneys selected to Super Lawyers and seven attorneys selected to Rising Stars.

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR) Leaders 2020

Russell C. Pangborn recognized in years 2017-2020.

Chambers USA 2021

Seed IP received a firm ranking, along with having two of its partners, Karl Hermanns and Kevan Morgan, listed as “Notable Practitioners” in the 2021 edition.

U.S. News & World Report / Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021

In 2021, Seed IP is ranked nationally in four practice areas and ranked regionally in five practice areas.

The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Seed IP has seventeen attorneys listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Additionally, E. Russell Tarleton was selected as “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law in 2021, and Thomas A.Shewmake was selected to the inaugural “Ones to Watch” list in 2021.

World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals 2021

Seed IP listed as “Recommended Firm” in 2021. Kevin Costanza, Marc Levy and Russell Pangborn listed as “Recommend Individuals” in 2021.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars 2021

In 2021, Seed IP ranked as a “Highly Recommended Firm” for intellectual property matters, and has five attorneys listed as ”IP Stars” for patent and trademark matters.

IAM Patent 1000–The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021

Seed IP has nine “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” partners on “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2021” list, and the firm itself is ranked in the “Gold Band” for Firms: Prosecution, as well as “Highly Recommended” for Firms: Transactions, in 2021.

Legal Leaders™ (ALM) / Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyers 2021

Seed IP has seven AV-rated attorneys, and one Distinguished rated attorney as of 2021.

Washington’s Best Workplaces 2021 (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Seed IP has been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for 2021, in the Large Companies category.

Top Patent Firms 2020 (Harrity & Harrity, LLP)

Seed IP is ranked at #28 nationally for top patent law firms, based on the total number of U.S. utility patents (1,509) that issued during 2020.

Client Choice Awards (Lexology + International Law Office)

Russell C. Pangborn honored in 2018; Qing “Becky” Lin, Ph.D., in 2017; and E. Russell Tarleton in 2015.

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Seed IP is one of the leading intellectual property firms in the Pacific Northwest, with national and international reach. Please see the list below for just some of the various accolades and honors recently bestowed upon the firm and its attorneys.

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