Richards, Layton & Finger received the highest gold ranking and firm directors Fred Cottrell, Kelly Farnan, and Jeffrey Moyer are named among Delaware’s top patent attorneys in the 2021 edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals. Cottrell heads Richards Layton’s IP Group, and Farnan and Moyer are vice chairs of the firm’s Litigation Department. Richards Layton is the only Delaware firm with two lawyers, Cottrell and Farnan, named in the guide’s top gold band. “A premier choice for patent litigation, Richards, Layton & Finger is tried and tested in high-stakes scenarios,” reports IAM Patent 1000. “Cottrell has long been a go-to for titans of technology,” Farnan is “smart, highly capable, and deeply knowledgeable regarding local judges,” and Moyer is a “seasoned commercial litigator with a flair for technology cases and licensing disputes” (IAM Patent 1000). IAM Patent 1000 performs exhaustive research to identify world-class patent expertise in key jurisdictions around the world. Based on factors such as depth of knowledge, market presence, work quality, and peer and client feedback, only firms and individuals delivering top-quality patent services make the cut.