Alston & Bird represents industry leaders and household names in matters related to all aspects of intellectual property. The firm is particularly well-known for its patent litigation team, especially in its home base of Atlanta. One client regards Alston & Bird as a “top-tier firm with top-tier lawyers.” A peer in Georgia says that they would refer work to the firm for computer litigation and software disputes.
Patrick Flinn is a well-respected litigator whose clients often come from the technology and telecommunication sectors. He is frequently active in ITC matters. Flinn recently represented Diebold Nixdorf at the Federal Circuit in an appeal that reversed a previous ITC ruling. Keith Broyles concentrates on patent litigation, prosecution, appeals and matters before the ITC. A recent client calls him an “excellent advisor and litigator.” He currently manages patent prosecution for client Energizer, and assisted Flinn in the recent Federal Circuit appeal for Diebold. IP co-chair Jason Cooper specializes in post-grant proceedings, prosecution and portfolio management. His industry expertise extends to clients in the mechanical, manufacturing and medical device areas. Cooper is currently active in prosecution and post-grant matters for electrical client Southwire Company. John Haynes is focused on patent disputes, often in the telecommunications sector.