Arizona's 2014 Top Lawyers

Top Lawyers List 2014: Intellectual Property

Az Business Magazine’s 2014 top lawyer list was created after the editorial department asked Arizona law firms to nominate their two best attorneys from more than 20 different categories for consideration. Those nominees were vetted and considered by a panel made of the editorial team and industry experts to determine the exclusive 2014 Az Business Magazine Top Lawyers List.


Glenn S. Bacal
Glenn S. Bacal
Founder
Bacal Law Group
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Bacal, who focuses primarily on trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, computer and internet law, was the head of IP departments at various large law firms before founding his own firm in 2010. He was named 2014 Lawyer of the Year for Trademark Law for the Phoenix metropolitan area.


John Cummerford
John Cummerford
Co-managing shareholder
Greenberg Traurig
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Cummerford focuses his practice on the legal and business needs of established and emerging growth companies, with an emphasis on software, Internet, hardware and related businesses. He advises a wide range of clients in regard to technology-related transactions.


Ari Bai
Ari Bai
Shareholder
Polsinelli
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Bai assists clients with foreign and domestic patent applications in the mechanical, electrical and computer disciplines. He prosecutes pending patent and trademark applications. Bai is a former patent examiner at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Charles F. Hauff, Jr
Charles F. Hauff, Jr.
Partner
Snell & Wilmer
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Hauff’s practice includes IP counseling, patent, trademark and copyright prosecution, related litigation and licensing. He has technical experience in the chemical, biotechnical, mechanical, electromechanical, computer software, medical, acoustics and life sciences disciplines.


Emily Bayton
Emily Bayton
Partner
Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP
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Bayton, partner and Practice Group Leader in the firm’s Intellectual Property group, focuses on protecting and defending her clients’ trademarks in the U.S. and worldwide. Her experience also includes copyright and rights of privacy/publicity.


Brain W. LaCorte
Brian W. LaCorte
Partner
Ballard Spahr LLP
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LaCorte is a preeminent IP litigator who focuses on patent and trademark litigation before federal district courts, representing several prominent national companies in precedent-setting cases. He directs Ballard Spahr’s Phoenix patent litigation team.


Rick Bryson
Rick Bryson
Shareholder and director
Sanders & Parks, P.C.
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Bryson uses his 30 years of legal experience and leadership to solve clients’ legal problems. His clients’ goals are his goals. He has successfully handled complex litigation, intellectual property, employment, contract and corporate matters.


Daniel J. Noblitt
Daniel J. Noblitt
Attorney
The Noblitt Group
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Noblitt is a recognized expert in technology and intellectual property law, especially acquiring rights in patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets, as well as related transactions and litigation.


George Chen
George Chen
Partner
Bryan Cave LLP
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Chen partners with long-term clients on intellectual property assets. His practice includes litigation, licensing, counseling, and prosecution of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, unfair competition, Internet, cybersquatting, and other intellectual property matters.


Ira M. Schwartz
Ira M. Schwartz
Managing partner
Parker Schwartz, PLLC
Company Website
Schwartz practices primarily in the intellectual property area representing a broad range of clients domestically and internationally. He lectures frequently on computer and Internet law, intellectual property law and international arbitration. He is a judge pro temp-ore and regularly serves as a mediator and arbitrator.



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