Best Lawyers in America 2016 Includes Nine Members of Myers Bigel Legal Team

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is pleased to announce that nine members of its talented legal team have been named to the 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016), the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Attorneys Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, Shawna Lemon, Julie Richardson, Mike Sajovec, Grant Scott, and Ken Sibley were recognized by their peers, with Sibley being named Lawyer of the Year for Patent Law.

“New and changing issues related to patent law affecting innovation in drug development, computers and electronics, and mechanical engineering require attorneys who are not only deeply engaged with clients but actively involved with the legal industry and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office,” said Managing Partner David Purks.

“Our attorneys don’t operate in a vacuum, which is reflected by their peers nominating them for The Best Lawyers in America,” he added.

Myers Bigel attorneys utilize experience and degrees in a particular technology to counsel clients on issues related to start up and spin-off companies, technology transfer, and collaborations between academia and industry in addition to building strong relationships with in-house corporate counsel.

The 2016 Best Lawyers winners operate in multiple practice groups: Randy Ayers, Electronics/Computer, Litigation; David Beatty, Mechanical; Mitch Bigel, Electronics/Computer; Jim Cannon, Mechanical, Biotechnology, Chemical, Trademark; Shawna Lemon, Ph.D., Biotechnology, Chemical, Trademark; Julie Richardson, Mechanical, Biotechnology, Trademark; Mike Sajovec, Chemical, Trademark; Grant Scott, Electronics/Computer; and Ken Sibley, Biotechnology, Chemical and Mechanical.

Attorneys in these practice groups are well-versed in prosecution and litigation to enforce or defend patent, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets for global technology leaders and innovative startups across the country.

Best Lawyers peer-reviewed listings are now published in almost 70 countries around the world. The 22nd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2016) includes 55,041 attorneys in 140 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 6.7 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

More than 17 million readers see Best Lawyers lists in dozens of city and regional publications in the U.S. including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Chicago Tribune, as well as in major business and general publications around the world, from Les Echos in France, to the Australian Financial Review, Business Day in South Africa, Expansion in Spain, and the Handelsblatt in Germany.

Myers Bigel operates out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, representing corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia.

Dedicated to best practices in patent law, the firm continues to be recognized by legal media and industry organizations as producing quality results and leading in the protection of intellectual property. Myers Bigel’s numerous awards and accolades, successful patent applications, and continuing referrals speak volumes to the talent and dedication of its vibrant team of longtime attorneys.

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About Myers Bigel
Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in the Carolinas, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical and trademark practice, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit