WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 4, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery's 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 2006 issue). The survey, based on the number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the previous calendar year, places McDermott tenth with a total of 1,282 patents issued in 2005.
McDermott's patent prosecution lawyers and agents represent one of the largest and most accomplished concentrations of prosecution experience worldwide. Our patent lawyers are seasoned 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 190 lawyers and patent agents. Our lawyers have experience in all fields of technology; more than 130 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.