Leading Publication Recognizes Myers Bigel Legal Team Expertise  
6/6/2013 9:31:39 AM

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RALEIGH, N.C.--Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel), the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina with an active biotechnology practice group, is pleased to announce that eight members of its talented team of attorneys are featured in the recent Spring edition of The Best Lawyers in America© 2013 (Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., of Aiken, SC).

The publication is a year-round reference and one of the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guides to the legal profession worldwide, distributed to over 30,000 influential Corporate Counsel over 50,000 Law Firm Leaders, Practice Area Heads, and Managing Partners.

"Recognition by independent third-party organizations is a reflection of the expertise and proven success of our attorneys," Managing Partner David Purks said, adding, “The fact that this particular listing is generated by peer reviews is a significant honor.”

The nineteenth edition of The Best Lawyers in America (2013) includes attorneys in 128 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Inclusion in this year’s publication is based on more than 4.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.

Myers Bigel attorneys in the firm's biotech practice group recognized in The Best Lawyers in America© 2013 are Julie H. Richardson (Litigation - Patent; Patent Law), Kenneth D. Sibley (Biotechnology Law; Patent Law), and James R. Cannon (Patent Law). Other attorneys included in the publication include:

D. Randal Ayers (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent) David B. Beatty (Trademark Law) Mitchell S. Bigel (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Litigation - Patent; Patent Law; Trademark Law) F. Michael Sajovec (Litigation - Patent; Patent Law) Grant J. Scott (Litigation - Intellectual Property; Patent Law)

The Myers Bigel biotechnology practice group features a legal team with years of technical expertise in areas including molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, immunology, combinatorial chemistry, plant biotechnology, agricultural biotechnology, bioinformatics, diagnostics, therapeutics, food science and biomechanical inventions.

Dedicated to best practices in patent law, Myers Bigel has been consistently recognized over the years by legal media and industry organizations as producing quality results and leading in the protection of intellectual property, with numerous awards and accolades, successful patent applications, and continuing referrals. In addition to its attorneys featured in The Best Lawyers In America (2013), Myers Bigel achieved a prestigious Tier 1 designation in the 2013 "Best Law Firms" rankings from U.S. News and Best Lawyers, and has been ranked by IAM/Ocean Tomo as obtaining the highest quality consumer electronics patents for clients relative to all other US law firms.

Each Myers Bigel practice group, including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, litigation, mechanical, trademark, and university, is fully staffed by a steady team of dedicated legal professionals experienced in domestic and international patents, having successfully obtained patents in practically every country in the world. The firm’s full-service IP practice provides expertise in all intellectual property areas, trademark and copyrights, as well as patents.

Myers Bigel attorneys are well-versed in prosecution and litigation to enforce or defend patents, trademarks, and copyrights in the face of increasing challenges brought on by continuing developments in the Internet and social media, healthcare, life sciences and technology.

Operating out of the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina, Myers Bigel represents corporate and university clients located in the Carolinas, throughout the Southeast, across the United States, and in Europe and Asia. For more information, visit

About Myers Bigel

Myers Bigel Sibley & Sajovec, P.A. (Myers Bigel) is an intellectual property law firm combining patent law expertise with a stable continuity of counsel to produce quality patents that stand up to scrutiny. We are the largest independent patent law firm in North Carolina, continually ranked among the top national firms by well-respected legal media and industry organizations. Our knowledgeable, vibrant team of attorneys with degreed technical experience successfully acquires, protects, enforces and defends patent assets and intellectual property in a variety of fields including biotechnology, chemistry, electronics and computing, mechanical, and trademark practice groups, as well as in litigation. Headquartered in Raleigh in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, with clients spanning the globe, we remain active in symposia, seminars, and continuing education efforts to further best practices in intellectual property protection and enforcement. For more information on our high quality work visit

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