In the March 2004 issue of IP Law & Business, McDermott Will & Emery was recognized in the annual patent-quality survey conducted by PatentRatings, LLC and was listed as one of the top firms that creates value for our clients’ patents. PatentRatings ranks firms based on patents issued in six categories, biotechnology, chemistry, electrical, medical, computer and software and mechanical. McDermott placed within the top 5 of 3 categories — chemical, electrical and mechanical patents; and was one of only three large full-service firms to make it on to the list. The number of patents issued is not a factor in the ranking of firms but rather the number of times the patent is cited in subsequent patents. In this way, PatentRatings evaluates and ranks each firm based on the value the firm creates for its clients.