Potomac Law Group is pleased to announce that four partners in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice have been named IP Stars by Managing IP in its 2022 edition.

Managing Intellectual Property, based in London, is a leading periodical o​n law and developments in global intellectual property. Each year it conducts rigorous and impartial research to find its list of leading IP practitioners. IP Stars are senior practitioners who have been recommended or identified as leaders in the practice organized by jurisdiction. This announcement comes after months of research, analysis of firm submissions, practitioner surveys, client feedback, and publicly available information, according to Managing IP’s website.

The Potomac Law Group attorneys receiving recognition for 2022 include:

“We are delighted to recognize our four IP Stars for 2022,” said managing partner Ben Lieber. “Congratulations to Vincent, Julia, Janet and Michael on this well-deserved recognition.”

DeLuca, practicing in the intellectual property field since 1982, is a registered patent attorney and focuses on patent procurement, client counseling, and patent reexamination. He has successfully argued appeals before the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences and the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. In addition to patent procurement, DeLuca frequently counsels clients and prepares legal opinions on issues of infringement, validity, and enforceability. He also has significant litigation experience, having been involved in all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-filing investigations, to discovery, to trial, to appellate practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Matheson, practicing for more than 30 years in the intellectual property field, has been repeatedly recognized by clients, competitors, publications and industry organizations as a dedicated, responsive and trusted adviser, an effective advocate and one of the top trademark lawyers in the United States. Her practice covers all areas of trademark, trade dress, product configuration and unfair competition law, including worldwide clearance, portfolio management, enforcement, false advertising, due diligence, licensing and litigation. She has been lead counsel in well over 100 inter partes proceedings before the TTAB and has significant experience litigating in the federal courts.

Satterthwaite, Chair of the PLG Trademark team, is an internationally recognized and versatile trademark attorney equally skilled in contentious and noncontentious matters with over 30 years of experience. She provides one-stop guidance on worldwide trademark counseling, prosecution and portfolio management, licensing, enforcement/ litigation, and cyberspace problems for brands across a variety of industries, from famous global brands to start-ups. A respected adversary, Satterthwaite leads many trademark, domain name, copyright and false advertising lawsuits in federal courts, often in New York, Virginia and Maryland, as well as numerous other U.S. federal district and appellate courts and, with local counsel, in foreign countries, often resulting in preliminary and permanent injunctions for clients.

Lennon, practicing in the Intellectual Property field for 30-plus years, focuses on complex litigation, licensing and business transactions. Lennon has represented and acted as an advisor to numerous multinational technology companies in industries ranging from medical devices to wind power systems. In transactional matters, Lennon acts as both legal counsel and as a strategic advisor to his clients, and he has negotiated numerous agreements relating to the acquisition, licensing and monetization of intellectual property. He has appeared as trial counsel in more than 125 patent infringement, trade secret, licensing dispute and patent-antitrust lawsuits in the United States federal district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Read more about Managing IP and IP Stars at managingip.com.

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