December 1, 2023—We are pleased to announce that founding partners Nick Groombridge and Steve Baughman were recognized in IAM’s 2024 Global Leaders Guide, which identifies leading practitioners in the patent field.
Nick Groombridge is one of the nation’s leading trial lawyers, focusing exclusively on intellectual property litigation. Over the past 35 years, Nick has served as lead counsel in over 150 patent cases in federal district courts, has tried dozens of bench and jury trials, and has successfully argued more than 30 cases in the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Steve Baughman is a leading practitioner in handling post-grant trials before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Steve served as counsel for four of the PTAB’s first-day filings, including the first post-grant trial to reach a final decision, which Managing IP named a “Milestone Case of the Year.” Over the first 4+ years of trials at the PTAB, Steve amassed a 47-0 record in final written decisions on behalf of challengers, while also defending key patents on behalf of patent owners—eliminating or protecting patents linked to verdicts or market valuations totaling well over $1 billion.
To qualify for inclusion as IAM’s Global Leaders, individuals must be ranked in the gold tier of the IAM Patent 1000, the market-leading annual directory that identifies the top law and attorney firms and individuals in the world’s most significant patent jurisdictions. IAM’s 2024 Global Leaders list can be viewed here.