"Dimock Stratton appears to keep popping up in these patent cases, and they are not afraid to take on the megafirms."
Rankings and Recognition
Dimock Stratton and its lawyers have been repeatedly recognized both in Canada and internationally as leaders in intellectual property law.
ManagingIntellectual Property has ranked Dimock Stratton highly in the Canadian Trademark and Patent Contentious category since 2007. For three consecutive years Dimock Stratton received the Canadian Firm of the Year award for either the Trademark/Copyright or Patent Contentious category. Research is based on recognition from other lawyers within the field. In 2012 MIP stated “Dimock Stratton is a litigation powerhouse.”
In January 2012, the Canadian Lawyer magazine listed Dimock Stratton as one of Canada’s top 10 intellectual property boutique firms. The magazine article included the acknowledgment of a competitor: “I’ve worked with them and against them, and either way, they’re always good.” Lexpert, publisher of the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory listed Dimock Stratton as “consistently recommended” in two categories for Ontario; leading intellectual property firm and intellectual property litigation firm as well as being “consistently recommended” for intellectual property prosecution. These results are based on Lexpert’s survey of the legal profession.
In March 2013 Dimock Stratton was recognized as one of the leading law firms in Canada by the World Trademark Review in its WTR1000 Guide. It stated "Dimock Stratton's sweet spot is high-stakes patent litigation though it has also cultivated real strength and skill in trademarks." In 2012 WTR stated Dimock Stratton is “one of the best boutiques and has built a reputation as a formidable litigation powerhouse.”
In June 2012, IAM Patent 1000 placed Dimock Stratton in one of only three firms at the highest, “Gold” level, in the Litigation and Licensing category. It noted: “IP specialist Dimock Stratton impresses for both its legal and agency services, but is perhaps most distinguished by its dazzling performance in a string of high profile litigations.”
Benchmark Canada recommended the firm and stated “boutique Dimock Stratton has carved out a niche in the Toronto market. Peers marvel at the firm’s willingness and ability to take matters to trial, often going up against and triumphing over partners at much larger firms.” Benchmark noted "Dimock Stratton has really cornered a market" and "they do it all, they just get some really cool, fascinating stuff."
Martindale-Hubbell has recognised Dimock Stratton for its high professional legal standards and ethics in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by awarding us with the distinguished AV®Preeminent™ ranking. This is the highest ranking a firm can receive.
Chambers & Partners publisher of the Chambers Global Guide to Leading Law Firms and Lawyers, described us as a “first choice IP boutique” and “one of the best outfits for patent litigation”, and noted our reputation in patent prosecution. Sources have been quoted as saying “there is no firm in Canada that does more patent litigation”and Dimock Stratton "is a quality firm for IP litigation." Chambers also noted that Dimock Stratton lawyers are “thorough”, “know the law” and “really classy people”.
Practical Law Company, Which Lawyer?, has highly recommended Dimock Stratton as an Intellectual Property firm for many years.
Ron Dimock has been ranked as a "star" intellectual property litigation lawyer by Chambers & Partners and labeled as a “class act”. “Few can match the trial experience he has acquired” plus “everybody likes him”. Ron has also been described as having “exceptional recommendations” for IP litigation, as “the guru of IP law in Canada” and admired for his “pleasant personality and good rapport with the courts.” Managing Intellectual Property Handbook, has said Ron “is one of the most outstanding trial lawyers,” furthermore “he has a lot of experience and is very efficient.” IAM Patent Litigation 250 states Ron has “a high degree of common sense backed by a deep understanding of the law and the ability to coordinate highly complex cases.” He is also one of Lexpert's "Most Frequently Recommended" intellectual property litigators in Canada. Who’s Who In Patents describes him as "one of the best litigators" in Canada and IAM Patent 1000 notes that he “draws an outstanding clientele and has a track record that few can match”. Ron is a “top-notch litigator who has some of the best trial skills in the market and is just a fantastic performer in court.” He “is often first choice for some of the most complex disputes” and "one of the most seasoned and capable IP advocates on the market" as outlined in WTR 1000. He was also named "Intellectual Property Lawyer of the Year" for 2013 by The Best Lawyers. Ron has also been ranked as a Leading Individual by PLC Which Lawyer?; a litigation Star and the 2013 recipient of the "Intellectual Property Litigator of the Year - Patents Award" by Benchmark Canada; and ranked as AV®Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell; certified as a specialist by the Law Society of Upper Canada in both Intellectual Property (Patent, Copyright, and Trade-Mark) Law and Civil Litigation as well as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Bruce Stratton has been described as a “hard-nosed” and “resourceful” litigator (Who’s Who Legal). He is ranked in Chambers Global Guide to the World’s Best Lawyers, in Best Lawyers in Canada and is consistently recognized as both a litigator and an intellectual property practitioner in the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory. He is listed in the directory of leading litigators in Canada published by Benchmark as a “litigation star”. The 2012 IAM Patent 1000 ranked Bruce as a “fine litigator with an exceptionally active practice.” Chambers & Partners ranks Bruce as an intellectual property lawyer who “is known for his expertise in patent disputes involving computer-based technology”. Bruce has been consistently listed as a "Repeatedly Recommended" intellectual property litigator and prosecution practitioner by Lexpert. He has been “highly recommended for IT patent disputes” in Canada by Who’s Who in Patents, a “recommended” lawyer for patent litigation according to PLC Which Lawyer?, as well as listed in the IAM Patent Litigation 250. He is ranked as BV®Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell.
Henry Lue was recognized in the WTR1000 Guide as “personable, extremely knowledgeable and not afraid to make practical recommendations”. He is ranked in Tier 2 for the Canadian enforcement and litigation category. He is also rated BV®Distinguished™ by Martindale-Hubbell.
Angela Furlanetto has been recognized by IAM Patent 1000 in the bronze category for litigation. It states she is a “fine litigator with an exceptionally active practice.” She has been named to the International Who's Who of Life Sciences for 2013 and ranked by Benchmark Canada as a Future Star and "someone to keep an eye out for."
Mike Crinson was described by the WTR1000 Guide as a “seriously sharp operator and is regarded as a rapidly up-and-coming practitioner.” He is ranked in the Tier 3 category for the Canadian enforcement and litigation category. Benchmark Canada noted that Mike is a Future Star and is "starting to man the oars on some notable work."