Bass, Berry & Sims attorney Mike Kiklis was recognized in the IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019 – a unique guide that identifies the top patent professionals in key jurisdictions around the globe. The IAM Patent 1000 is the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading patent services providers. The extensive research process for this guide involved more than 1,700 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. Legal and attorney firms and individual practitioners qualify for inclusion in the IAM Patent 1000 upon receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources.
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High-end corporate firm Bass, Berry & Sims has earmarked intellectual property as a strategic growth area and brought computer scientist Michael Kiklis on board to give it some serious oomph in the patent litigation and post-grant areas. Kiklis is riding high, coming off representing Schlumberger against Halliburton Energy Services in 24 related inter partes reviews – one of the largest such groups the PTAB has ever seen.
Mike applies his 25 years of experience to provide an in-depth understanding of the intellectual property needs of his clients. Throughout his career he has been involved in approximately 100 PTAB trials and has handled more than 20 appeals to the Federal Circuit. He both enforces and defends the intellectual property rights of his clients and has experience in virtually every kind of patent matter, from cross-licensing and due diligence to bet-the-company PTAB trials and patent litigation.
The IAM Patent 1000 is a standalone publication that identifies individual and firm expertise in all major areas of patent law and practice. Through an extensive research process conducted by a team of highly qualified, full-time analysts, the publication identifies the top patent practitioners, as well as leading patent law and attorney firms, in 48 of the world’s most important jurisdictions and 18 U.S. states. To access the online version of the 2019 edition or to find out more about the publication, click here.