Meunier Carlin & Curfman litigators, Tony Askew and Steve Schaetzel, and new partner, John Harbin, were named amongst the Best Lawyers in America 2016. The three attorneys lead the firm’s growing intellectual property litigation practice. The firm has represented clients in a number of high-profile IP litigation cases. For example, the firm has defended Georgia State University and the University System of Georgia in a landmark copyright case involving the scope of fair use in the university setting. The firm (and several of its attorneys) was recently ranked as a top firm for IP law in Georgia by Chambers USA.
John’s experience in intellectual property litigation, patent litigation, copyright law, and patent law was noted by Best Lawyers. Tony was recognized in Best Lawyers for his talent in intellectual property law and trademark law. Steve’s reputation as a “go-to” attorney in copyright law was recognized by the publication.
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