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.

Washington’s Best Workplaces 2020 (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Seed IP has been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Workplaces for 2020, ranking at #10 on the list for Washington’s Best Workplaces-Large Companies.

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.

World Intellectual Property Review (WIPR Leaders 2020)

Russell C. Pangborn recognized in years 2017-2020.

Legal Leaders™ (ALM) / Martindale-Hubbell® Top Rated AV Preeminent™ Intellectual Property Lawyers of 2020

Seed IP has seven AV-rated attorneys, as of 2020.

IAM Strategy 300: The World’s Leading IP Strategists

Brooke W. Quist recognized in the 2020 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.

IAM Patent 1000–The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020

Seed IP has nine “Recommended” or “Highly Recommended” partners on “The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2020” list, and the firm itself is ranked in the “Gold Band” for Firms: Prosecution, as well as “Highly Recommended” for Firms: Transactions, in 2020.

Chambers USA

Seed IP received a firm ranking, along with having two of its partners, Karl Hermanns and Kevan Morgan, listed as “Notable Practitioners” in the 2020 edition.

Thomson Reuters’ Washington Super Lawyers

In 2020, Seed IP has six attorneys selected to Super Lawyers and five attorneys selected to Rising Stars.

Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars

In 2020, 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.

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

Seed IP listed as “Recommended Firm” in 2020. Kevin Costanza, Marc Levy and Russell Pangborn listed as “Recommend Individuals” in 2020.

The Best Lawyers in America©

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.

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

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

Diversity Snapshot 2020 – Law360 (A LexisNexis® Company)

In 2020, Seed IP is ranked at #5 on the Law Firms With the Most Diverse Equity Partnerships list, and at #7 on the Law Firms With the Most Minority Attorneys list, both for U.S. law firms with 100 or fewer attorneys.

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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.

Honors & Awards

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