Calfee has one of the largest Intellectual Property and Information Technology practices in a general practice firm within the Midwest. The attorneys in our IP group have broad experience and a deep bench in prosecution, litigation, opinions, IP business strategy and counseling.
Of the approximately 40 skilled attorneys in Calfee's Intellectual Property practice, more than 30 attorneys are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. We have more than 18,000 patents and trademarks on our docket, 11,000 of which are international.
Chambers USA Band 2 Ranking in Intellectual Property (Ohio)
For well over a decade, our Intellectual Property group has been ranked and recognized by Chambers USA. has been recognized by Chambers USA. In 2020, Chambers USA researchers noted that the team is "esteemed for its handling of IP litigation and portfolio management on behalf of large clients in Ohio, the Midwest and across the USA. They are highly experienced in the engineering, chemical and biological sectors, with notable abilities in handling matters for consumer products and manufacturing clients."
One client is noted as saying, "The firm offers excellent value for its services. The team is dedicated and provides sophisticated IP legal services at an attractive cost." A market commentator noted, "Calfee's IP attorneys are highly regarded; they are true experts, and they do excellent work for their clients."
"This is a power bench, the team works well together and supports each other well. Each individual is responsive and knowledgeable in their expertise and experience. This is definitely one of my favorite firms to work with," stated another client.
Chambers USA has also reported that their researchers found Calfee's IP team to be held in "very high regard by fellow practitioners who note Calfee's extensive experience representing clients in wider patent and trademark matters, IP litigation matters, appellate work, and advising companies on managing IP assets in China."
Practice Chair, John S. Cipolla, was ranked in Chambers USA 2020 in Band 1 for Intellectual Property in Ohio. "John receives notable acclaim for his broad contentious and noncontentious practice, while being particularly 'well respected for his work in patent litigation.' Clients hold him in high regard, stating 'Our interaction with him has been amazing, and his overall performance is very good.'"
Raymond Rundelli, Partner, was ranked in Band 4 for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2020. Chambers reports, "Raymond Rundelli comes recommended as an 'excellent trademark attorney' who assists clients in an array of complex litigation and portfolio management work. His practice also extends to patent-related matters."
Calfee Partner Todd Tucker was ranked in Chambers USA 2020 in Band 4 for Intellectual Property. "Todd Tucker takes on a range of domestic and cross-border IP disputes, including patent litigation. His experience includes matters concerning the protection of assets in China, and he regularly advises Chinese entities on U.S.-based IP portfolios."
U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” Rankings
Calfee was selected for inclusion in the 2020 "Best Law Firms" rankings by U.S. News – Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Litigation (National Tier 3 and Metropolitan Tier 1 Cleveland).
World Trademark Review 1000: The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals
Calfee Partner, Ray Rundelli, has been named to the World Trademark Review 1000 – The World’s Leading Trademark Professionals, 2015-2020. The annual WTR 1000 research directory recognizes the world’s leading trademark firms and professionals. Each year, WTR conducts exhaustive qualitative research to identify the firms and individuals that are deemed outstanding in this critical area of practice.