International IP Guide Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms for Fifth Year in a Row
July 2, 2019

HOUSTON – AZA, or Ahmad, Zavitsanos & Mensing, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property publisher IAM for the fifth consecutive year.

“AZA is a firm of top-notch patent litigators who excel at trial work – when they get up to handle witnesses and present legal arguments, they have this uncanny ability to convince judge and jury that they are right whatever the circumstances,” IAM’s global guide said of AZA’s intellectual property group, one of the largest in Houston.

The firm earned praise in the guide to patent firms and lawyers, IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2019. This year’s issue cited AZA partners Amir Alavi and Demetrios Anaipakos as leading patent litigation lawyers, calling them “exceptional.”

The guide said Mr. Alavi “is someone you can match up against any lawyer in the country and be confident of a win. Drawing on a deep reservoir of trial experience he delivers knife-like advocacy timed to perfection. He has trained his associates conscientiously and given them all the right opportunities to take on responsibility and as a result there are no weak links in his trial teams either.”

The magazine also said a source praised Mr. Anaipakos: “One of the cases we worked on recently went to trial and Demetrios put in an absolutely stunning performance – he completely dismantled several witnesses on cross-examination. As well as being an accomplished trial lawyer, he is also an extremely smart and gifted strategist; he understands the finest nuances of the law and can see the big picture. I trust his judgement completely.”

The 2018 IPR Intelligence Report by Patexia Inc. named AZA the seventh best-performing law firm in the country in a study of more than 1,100 law firms active in inter partes review (IPR) patent cases over the last five years.

AZA lawyers have experienced great success representing clients in IP and IP-related cases throughout the world. The firm regularly handles patent infringement, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. AZA’s patent lawyers have experience in numerous industry sectors including energy, technology, chemistry, biochemistry, telecom, hardware and software, and transportation. The firm’s attorneys have had success representing both plaintiffs and defendants in IP 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 by Chambers USA 2019 among the best in Texas commercial law; by U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ Best Law Firms as one of the country’s best commercial litigation firms for seven years running including 2019; and previously by Law360 as a Texas Powerhouse law firm. National corporate counsel named AZA one of the country’s best in client service among law firms serving the Fortune 1000.


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