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The intellectual property firm and attorneys of Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel, LLP collectively have spent decades practicing IP law and protecting the interests of IP owners around the globe. This prowess has been recognized by many of the leading awards and rankings programs in the legal profession.

Chambers & Partners USA

Panitch Schwarze attorneys are ranked as Leaders in their Field in intellectual property law by Chambers & Partners USA.

  • Intellectual Property (Band 3) – 2015 to 2019, 2021, (Band 4) 2022
  • Ronald L. Panitch (Band 2) – 2003 to 2019, (Senior Statespeople) 2022
  • William W. Schwarze (Band 3) – 2003 to 2017
  • Martin G. Belisario (Band 2) – 2005 to 2019, (Band 4) 2021-2022
  • Alan S. Nadel (Band 2) – 2003 to 2017
  • Clark A. Jablon (Band 3) – 2010 to 2019, (Band 4) 2021-2022

The Best Lawyers in America®

Panitch Schwarze attorneys consistently are named among The Best Lawyers in America.

  • Ronald L. Panitch – 2006 to 2023 (Lawyer of the Year 2011, 2014, 2019)
  • William W. Schwarze – 2007 to 2023
  • Martin G. Belisario – 2007 to 2023 (Lawyer of the Year 2020)
  • Alan S. Nadel – 2006 to 2019
  • John D. Simmons – 2016 to 2023
  • Stephen E. Murray – 2018 to 2023
  • Clark A. Jablon – 2020 to 2023
  • Erin M. Dunston  – 2022 to 2023

The Best Lawyers in America®: Ones to Watch

  • Keith A. Jones – 2021 to 2023
  • Bijal Shah-Creamer – 2021

U.S. News – Best Lawyers Best Law Firms

Since 2014, Panitch Schwarze has achieved a Tier 1 Ranking in the practice area of intellectual property in Best Law Firms, produced annually in a partnership between U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®.

Forbes Legal Black Book

Forbes magazine named Panitch Schwarze among the country’s top law firms for intellectual property in 2015 in its Legal Black Book reference guide.

Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association Lifetime Achievement Award

Panitch Schwarze partner Ronald L. Panitch was presented with PIPLA’s Lifetime Achievement award in 2013.

Managing Intellectual Property IP Stars

Managing Intellectual Property, a leading source of news and analysis on intellectual property worldwide, has named Panitch Schwarze attorneys as IP Stars since 2015.

  • Travis W. Bliss. Ph.D. – 2022
  • Erin M. Dunston – 2020 to 2022
  • Philip L. Hirschhorn – 2020 to 2022
  • Ronald L. Panitch – 2015 to 2017
  • Alan S. Nadel – 2015 to 2017
  • William W. Schwarze – 2015 to 2017

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Panitch Schwarze attorneys consistently are selected by Thomson Reuters as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers. 

  • Ronald L. Panitch – 2004 to 2022
  • William W. Schwarze – 2004 to 2006 & 2008 to 2022
  • Martin G. Belisario – 2006 to 2022
  • Alan S. Nadel – 2004 to 2019
  • John D. Simmons – 2018 to 2022
  • Clark A. Jablon – 2020 to 2022
  • Dennis J. Butler – 2021 to 2022
  • Stephen E. Murray – 2021 to 2022
  • Bridget H. Labutta – 2021 to 2022
  • Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D. – 2014

Pennsylvania Rising Stars

Panitch Schwarze fosters the success of up-and-coming associates, and many of our attorneys have been selected as Pennsylvania Super Lawyers Rising Stars, which honors accomplished attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 or fewer years. 

  • Keith A. Jones – 2021 to 2022
  • Bridget H. Labutta – 2011, 2013 to 2018
  • Bijal Shah-Creamer – 2013 to 2018
  • John D. Simmons – 2010 to 2016
  • Stephen E. Murray – 2013 to 2016
  • Lars H. Genieser, Ph.D. – 2014 to 2016
  • Dennis J. Butler – 2012 to 2013
  • Jeffrey W. Gluck, Ph.D – 2013

Forbes – Top IP Law Firm

  • 2015

IAM Strategy 300

Panitch Schwarze attorneys have been named among the leading IP strategists by IAM

  • Jeffrey Gluck 2022

Delaware Today – Top Lawyer

  • Travis W. Bliss, Ph.D. – 2021
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Panitch Schwarze commits the time to listen to and evaluate each client’s unique needs so we can advise on the best forms of IP protection.