CHICAGO — McDermott Will & Emery LLP is once again recognized among the world’s leading patent law practitioners by the Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 2018. For the second consecutive year, partner Joanne Ludovici was included among the “World’s Leading IP Strategists” in the IAM Strategy 300 for her outstanding work developing and implementing intellectual property programs.
The Firm received Silver Band rankings for Litigation in California, Illinois and Massachusetts and moved up to a Bronze Band in DC Metro Area. According to IAM, “McDermott’s trial lawyers are not confined to one industry or subject matter – they have eminently transferable advocacy skills as well as strong technical acumen in a general sense.” The Firm was recommended in Prosecution and Transactions in DC Metro Area, Massachusetts and California, where it is noted for “doing interesting and sophisticated things around data analytics, which is fueling the growth in demand for its counselling and prosecution services.” This year the Firm received its first recognition for Infringement in Germany, garnering a Bronze Band ranking.
“It is particularly rewarding to see several new attorneys being ranked this year and for us to move up in standing in both Germany and the DC Metro Area,” said Nicole Jantzi, leader of the Firm’s Global Intellectual Property Practice. “This recognition and the positive feedback are testament to the prowess and commitment of McDermott’s individual lawyers as well as their ability to work collaboratively to achieve meaningful results for our clients.”
Individual attorney rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients with knowledge of their practice and the market in which they operate. Honorees include:
- Germany: Infringement – Henrik Holzapfel and Boris Uphoff
- United States: National – ITC – Daniel Foster and Jay Reiziss
- United States: California – Daniel Foster, William Gaede, Brent Hawkins, Mark Itri, Judy Mohr and Nathan Smith
- United States: DC Metro Area – Paul Devinsky, Michael Fogarty, Nicole Jantzi, Hosang Lee, Jay Reiziss, Paul Schoenhard and Thomas Steindler
- United States: Illinois – Margaret Duncan, Jeffrey Gargano, Charles McMahon and Ahsan Shaikh
- United States: Massachusetts – Sarah Chapin Columbia, Kristin Connarn, Edward Gordon and Robert Underwood
The full results of the IAM Patent 1000 2018 can be viewed here.
About IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000 recognizes leading firms and individuals in the patent prosecution, transactions and litigation fields based on a five-month research process. Firm rankings are based on the depth of experience, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged. Individual rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients.
About IAM Strategy 300
The World’s Leading IP Strategists identifies the individuals who are leading the way in the development and implementation of strategies that maximize the value of IP portfolios. These world-class IP strategists are primarily identified through confidential nominations made online plus extensive research and communication exchanges with senior members of the global IP community.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, DC. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.