Sughrue Partners Alan Kasper and William Mandir Named Among Top Patent Practitioners


WASHINGTON - May 25, 2005 – Alan J. Kasper, William H. Mandir and W. Mack Webner of Sughrue Mion, PLLC (Washington), have been named as the worlds leading experts in the field of Patent Law in the new Euromoney 2005 “Guide to World’s Leading Patent Law Experts”.  The lawyers were selected by more than 4,000 senior in-house counsel and partners at pre-eminent law firms and other specialists in more than 75 jurisdictions around the world.    

Mr. Kasper received a JD degree from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  Alan Kasper has been a partner at Sughrue Mion in Washington D.C. for almost 20 years and has focused his practice on both domestic and international IP Law.  He currently is the director of the firm's International Department. 

Mr. Mandir is a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law Center.  He received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland.  William Mandir has been a partner with Sughrue for twelve years and specializes in intellectual property litigation, with significant experience before the U.S. Patent Office, Federal District Courts, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the International Trade Commission

Webner, whose hometown is Akron, OH, was also listed in the 2003-2005 issues of Best of the Best.  He received his JD from the University of Akron School of Law where he is currently Chairman of the School of Law's Intellectual Property Council.  He also holds an LLM from New York University. 

In compiling the Guide, Euromoney Legal Media Group commissioned its research department to carry out an in-depth study of experts in the field of patent law.  The initial stage of the research process involved distributing 36,000 questionnaires to senior practitioners and in-house counsel in 75 jurisdictions. The questionnaires asked leading figures to nominate those practitioners they considered to be among the most capable for advice. The results were analyzed, screened for firm, network and alliance bias and followed up with several months of face-to-face Interviews.

Sughrue Mion, PLLC, is based in Washington, DC with offices in Silicon Valley and Tokyo.  It is one of the largest firms in the US practicing solely in the fields of intellectual property.