CHICAGO (March 24, 2005) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that its global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department ranked in the top 10 of Intellectual Property Today's annual survey of top patent firms, both boutique and general practice (March 2005 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 first among general practice firms and seventh overall with a total of 1,633 patents issued in 2004.
"This accomplishment would not have been a success without the continuing trust of our clients and the diligent effort of our lawyers," commented Stephen Becker, head of the Firm's patent prosecution practice. "We are very proud of this recognition."
McDermott's patent prosecution lawyers and agents represent one of the largest and most accomplished concentrations of prosecution experience worldwide. Our patent lawyers are experienced in all aspects of prosecution, including the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, patent development and patent portfolio management.
The Firm's Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department numbers more than 175 lawyers and patent agents. Our lawyers have experience in all fields of technology; more than 120 hold technical and/or scientific degrees and 95 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our lawyers engage in various aspects of counseling in intellectual property, including advertising and marketing, computer and internet law, copyrights, legislation, litigation, patents, trade dress, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and antitrust.