AZA Named Among Top US Patent Firms in International IP Guide
June 24, 2015

HOUSTON – AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing is recommended as one of the top seven U.S. plaintiff patent firms by the London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM).

The magazine’s guide to the world’s top patent lawyers in key jurisdictions also named AZA partner Amir Alavi a silver-level recommended Texas patent litigator. Mr. Alavi was hailed for his work in the record-breaking case Versata Software Inc. v. SAP America Inc.

“Amir Alavi, who played a lead role on the matter, is one of those guys who, without huge troops of people working for him, gets a lot done and carves out big wins. He is extremely smooth and capable in court,” says the IAM Patent 1000 2015 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.

AZA and Mr. Alavi are recommended in the fourth edition of the IAM guide, which includes best-in-class patent prosecution, licensing and litigation practitioners from around the globe.

In recommending AZA, the guide states: “Red-blooded trial set Ahmad Zavitsanos breaks into the IAM Patent 1000 for the first time this year. It has seen its name splashed across the front pages recently, thanks to its winning turn for Versata Software against SAP America: acting in collaboration with celebrated Texas outfit McKool Smith, it secured a $391 million patent infringement verdict for the company, which was upheld at the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.”

AZA lawyers have achieved great success representing clients in intellectual property cases worldwide, including Europe and the Middle East. The firm regularly handles patent infringement, trademark, copyright and trade secret cases.

AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is a Houston-based law firm that is home to true courtroom lawyers with a formidable track record in complex commercial litigation, including energy, intellectual property, and business dispute cases. AZA is recognized in Chambers USA 2015 among the best in Texas commercial law; U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms in 2014; and Law360 as one of only 13 Texas Powerhouse law firms. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000. Read more at



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