HOUSTON, Aug. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Co-founding partners of Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC Mike Sutton, Bob McAughan, and Al Deaver were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014 in the fields of Patent Law, Litigation – Patent, and Litigation – Intellectual Property; Mike Sutton was additionally selected in the field of Copyright Law.
Bob McAughan was also named Best Lawyers' 2014 Houston Litigation – Patent Lawyer of the Year. Bob was previously named Lawyer of the Year for Houston Litigation – Intellectual Property in 2012.
Best Lawyers has selected Mike Sutton for inclusion every year since 1995 and Bob McAughan every year since 2005.
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About Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC
Sutton McAughan Deaver PLLC is a premier intellectual property boutique focusing exclusively on IP litigation and strategic counseling in a fee sensitive environment. SMD's five partners have more than 100 years of combined experience handling complex IP matters in the courts and in arbitration proceedings, as well as identifying and cultivating IP rights in a variety of industries and technologies. Having managed and practiced in the IP sections at leading AmLaw 100 firms, SMD's partners formed the firm because they were convinced that a smaller, more focused platform dedicated to IP law could provide more effective, more efficient, higher quality representation than available in a traditional law firm model. Chambers USA as ranked SMD as a top IP law firm in Texas, and SMD has been named as a 2013 Go-To Law Firm for the Top 500 Companies by Corporate Counsel magazine. The firm has also been recognized nationally for IP litigation—and ranked Tier 1 in Houston for multiple practice areas—by U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms." Its lawyers have additionally been recognized by Texas Super Lawyers, Top Lawyers, and Martindale-Hubbell.
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