CHICAGO - McDermott Will & Emery is proud to announce that its global Intellectual Property Department was ranked in the top 10 of IP Today's annual survey of top patent firms, both boutique and general practice (March 2003 issue). The survey, based on the number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the previous calendar year, ranks McDermott second among general practice firms with a total of 1,534 patents issued in 2002.
The Firm's Intellectual Property Department numbers more than 160 lawyers and patent agents. Our IP practitioners have experience in all fields of technology; more than 110 hold technical and/or scientific degrees and more than 80 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. Our patent prosecution lawyers are experienced in all aspects of prosecution practice, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patent development and patent portfolio management. McDermott IP lawyers engage in various aspects of IP counseling including advertising and marketing, computer and internet law, copyrights, legislation, litigation, patents, trade dress, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and antitrust.