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International IP Guide Again Honors AZA Among Top Texas Patent Trial Firms
June 15, 2017

HOUSTON – Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, is recommended as one of the top patent litigation firms in Texas by London-based intellectual property magazine Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) for the third year running.

In addition to the firm’s overall honors highlighted in the IAM Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals 2017, the global guide to patent firms and lawyers includes AZA partners Amir Alavi and Demetrios Anaipakos on its list of top patent litigators in Texas.

“This Houston trial boutique dazzles in patent infringement cases across the United States and beyond,” the magazine states of AZA in its Texas rankings. The worldwide rankings are developed over five months by conducting more than 1,800 interviews with attorneys and in-house counsel to identify the leading players in the field.

“They do a great job introducing relevant evidence and making clever arguments; their use of expert testimony to illustrate crucial points is very impressive; research is done well and nothing is left to chance; they keep the whole case in view and get great results. Its lawyers work with complete integrity and really make you feel like part of the same team,” the AZA firm review states.

The IAM Patent 1000 describes Mr. Alavi and Mr. Anaipakos as “the driving forces behind the practice. They know how to run and staff a case and they discern the most important issues very quickly.”

Mr. Alavi is a “judicious strategist who digs in and pulls arguments together well. He has an acute sense of how to present a damages case.” Mr. Anaipakos is “one of the best trial lawyers I have ever seen and has a compelling courtroom personality; he is a master of cross-examination, goes right to the heart of the matter and gets the jury on (his) side.”

The ranking notes AZA “has prevailed in a number of David-versus-Goliath disputes of late: it won a $16 million jury verdict for Rembrandt Wireless Technologies against Samsung; it prevented Ford from staying a billion-dollar trade secrets and patent infringement case brought by Versata; and it also prevailed for Saint Lawrence Communications in a crucial German patent dispute against Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone and LG.”

Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C., or AZA, 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 2017 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 for 2017; 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 about the firm at www.azalaw.com.

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