The Lanier Firm’s Chris Banys Named One of California’s Up-and-Coming Intellectual Property Attorneys

PALO ALTO, Calif. – The Lanier Law Firm is proud to announce that intellectual property attorney Christopher Banys has been named to the 2011 listing of Northern California Rising Stars, an annual compilation that identifies the state’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Mr. Banys earned selection to the 2011 list based on his work in intellectual property matters for a variety of business clients and individual inventors. He leads The Lanier Law Firm’s Palo Alto, Calif., office, and serves as head of the firm’s national intellectual property practice.

“It means a lot that Chris’ peers nominated him to the Rising Stars list,” says attorney Mark Lanier, founder of The Lanier Law Firm. “He has a well-deserved reputation for fighting and winning on behalf of individuals and Fortune 500 companies alike.”

The 2011 Rising Stars list appears in Northern California Super Lawyers and San Francisco magazines in August.

To earn a place on the Rising Stars list, lawyers age 40 or younger and those who have been licensed for fewer than 10 years are nominated by peers in the legal community who have personally observed the nominees in action – as opposing counsel, co-counsel or firsthand courtroom observation. The nominations are then vetted by an attorney-led research team.

Mr. Banys represents clients in patent and other IP disputes nationwide, with a focus on vindicating the rights of individual inventors and small companies. He leads the firm’s efforts in financing legal challenges against corporate infringers for worthwhile patents and inventions. In addition to his work in high-stakes intellectual property matters, Mr. Banys has litigated commercial, criminal, immigration, probate, personal injury, employment, and state-benefits matters in federal, state and administrative-law courts.

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