Carlson Caspers and its partners are featured in 2016 edition of the IAM Patent 1000 guide which reports “J. Derek Vandenburgh is ‘just awesome’…” “Alan G. Carlson knows all the tricks of the trade…” and “Timothy A. Lindquist is an astute strategic counsellor with a great bedside manner.”

The IAM Patent 1000 guide is created by conducting nearly 1,000 interviews with lawyers and in-house counsel to gather market intelligence on the leading players in the field. 

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Named partner Alan Carlson is described in Chambers and Partners USA as a “very talented patent litigator,” and held in high regard for his extensive trial experience.

Since 1990, Chambers and Partners has identified and ranked the world’s best lawyers and law firms based on -in-depth, objective research. 

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Named partners Alan G. Carlson, Philip P. Caspers and J. Derek Vandenburgh have been named 2016 “IP Stars” by Managing IP magazine. Vandenburgh also was honored for individual achievement and named Outstanding IP Litigator – Minnesota.

IP Stars identifies the leading intellectual property attorneys in more than 70 jurisdictions around the world by drawing on thousands of interviews and surveys with industry clients and peers.  

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Carlson Caspers has received a Tier 1 ranking in areas of Litigation-Intellectual Property and Litigation-Patent for the Minneapolis metropolitan region US News & World Report’s Best Law Firms guide.

Six partners have also been rated in this guide as Best Lawyers in the Litigation-Intellectual Property (Minneapolis)

Best Lawyers are legal rankings based on a peer-review survey of nearly 50,000 leading attorneys.   

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Eleven Carlson Caspers partners have been included in the 2016 Super Lawyers Business Edition in Intellectual Property-Litigation and Intellectual Property sections.

Tara C. Norgard was featured in the “Top 50 Women Minnesota Super Lawyers,” and three other lawyers were named Rising Stars in Intellectual Property Litigation.

Super Lawyers is a recognition – based rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 legal disciplines practicing across the United States and London.

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