Heim, Payne & Chorush Earns Global, Regional Patent Litigation Honors
Three separate respected IP research groups single out firm, individual attorneys
HOUSTON – Heim Payne & Chorush has secured three of the legal industry’s most significant patent litigation honors, with recognition by Chambers USA, International Asset Management’s IAM Patent 1000, and U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The recognitions underscore the Houston-based IP litigation boutique’s position in the legal industry and its outsized successes for its clients.
In May, Chambers USA singled out the firm and co-founder Mike Heim among the state’s top IP practitioners. Chambers included comments from peer lawyers and in-house counsel, describing Heim, Payne & Chorush as a “very strong firm” with “very good lawyers doing very high-level work and they recruit the very best talent.”
Mr. Heim is among an elite group recognized individually by Chambers, which described him as “a nationally prominent trial lawyer” and a “trusted advisor to clients throughout the enforcement process, from pre-suit patent portfolio analysis to filing of lawsuits against infringers and handling of appeals.”
Also in 2018, the firm along with Mr. Heim and partners Douglas Wilson and Eric Enger were recognized in the IAM Patent 1000, a global guide to patent firms and lawyers. IAM researchers noted that the firm’s high ratio of partners to associates “enables it to field a lean but effective team for high-stakes disputes. … Its well-rounded professionals combine courtroom mastery, analytical rigor and technical acuity to secure the best results.”
Most recently, the firm was included on the 2019 U.S. News & World Report and The Best Lawyers in America Best Law Firms list. Based on input from clients and peer lawyers, the firm earned separate national and regional honors for patent and intellectual property litigation.
Heim, Payne & Chorush, LLP, represents plaintiffs and defendants in litigation across a broad range of technologies and business sectors. With a wide variety of technical and scientific backgrounds, firm attorneys handle all facets of intellectual property litigation for some of the largest energy and technology firms, as well as individuals and smaller companies. Heim, Payne & Chorush takes pride in its ability to partner with other attorneys and firms to bring the best possible trial team together for the benefit of the client.