David Beatty, Grant Scott Receive Best Lawyers® 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" Honors

RALEIGH, N.C. -- Award-winning Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, is proud to announce that nine attorneys have been named to the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. Additionally, David Beatty and Grant Scott have received “Lawyer of the Year” honors from Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.


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“Our talented legal team definitely has a unique perspective, with experience and degrees in various technologies in addition to holding law degrees. This helps them relate to scientists and academics as well as in-house corporate counsel in the writing and defending of patents with real world value,” said Lynne Borchers, managing partner, adding, “It’s always exciting to see that experience and work recognized by peers.”

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation, with over 79,000 leading attorneys globally who are eligible to vote on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world.

Myers Bigel attorneys recognized in Best Lawyers for 2017 include:

D. Randal (Randy) Ayers (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent)

David Beatty (Trademark)

Mitchell Bigel (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation – Patent; Patent; Trademark)

Lynne Borchers (Litigation)

James Cannon (Patent)

Shawna Lemon (Biotechnology)

Julie Richardson (Litigation – Patent; Patent)

Grant Scott (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent)

Kenneth Sibley (Biotechnology, Patent)

Attorneys Randy Ayers, David Beatty, Julie Richardson, and Grant Scott are recognized for their fifth year for making the Best Lawyers list, while Mitch Bigel, Jim Cannon, and Ken Sibley are making their tenth appearances.

In addition to Best Lawyers, Myers Bigel has been recognized by respected groups and publications like IAM/Ocean Tomo PatentRatings®, IFA CLAIMS Patent Services, Business North Carolina, Super Lawyers Magazine, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals and U.S. News & Best Lawyers.

Myers Bigel attorneys regularly share their knowledge of patent law and intellectual property issues at regional, industry, and national conferences and events, in addition to participating in and leading continuing legal education (CLE) events.

In addition to pursing CLE opportunities, the firm’s attorneys are active in various industry organizations such as the American Intellectual Property Law Association Women in IP Law, Association of University Technology Managers, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Association of Corporate Counsel and American Bar Association.

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers "the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice."

For more details on Best Lawyers visit www.bestlawyers.com.

Myers Bigel serves clients in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, litigation, mechanical, trademark, and general patent law. The firm 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.

For more information, visit www.myersbigel.com.

About Myers Bigel
Myers Bigel & Sibley, P.A. is a nationally ranked intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with real-world industry experience. We are the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, representing corporate and university clients around the world in acquiring, protecting, and exploiting patent assets, including patent preparation, prosecution, licensing, and litigation. Dedicated to best practices in patent law, Myers Bigel is consistently recognized over the years by legal media and industry organizations as one of the top performing law firms in the country for securing the highest quality patent grants from the USPTO for its clients, offering a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. For more information visit www.myersbigel.com.

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