Partner James J. Aquilina Named Top 300 Global IP Law Strategist
September 6, 2022 (Washington, D.C.) — The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP today announced that Washington, D.C., partner James J. Aquilina has been named to the 2023 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s (IAM) Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide.
The IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide identifies individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of intellectual property (IP) portfolios on a global scale. The guide identifies the industry’s top strategists hailing from private practice, corporate in-house departments, research institutions and universities, and related service providers.
Individuals included in the IAM Strategy 300 Global Leaders guide are initially identified through confidential nominations made online by third parties. The research process also involves face-to-face and telephone interviews—as well as other communications—with senior members of the global IP community who are familiar with the honorees and their work.
As inclusion in such a prestigious list might suggest, Aquilina is a true IP lawyer, with a practice that encompasses all of utility and design patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law. He is also widely recognized in the field of U.S. design law, which regards the intersection of design patents, trade dress and copyrights in useful objects. He serves as editor-in-chief of Quarles' Protecting the Product design rights blog and is a frequent presenter, instructor and academic contributor on design rights topics. He is the immediate past chair of the Industrial Designs Committee of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and a two-term member of the Designs Committee of the International Trademark Association (INTA).