WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 11, 2006) — McDermott Will & Emery’s Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department was recognized in IP Law & Business' annual patent litigation survey published in its July 2006 issue. McDermott ranked as one of the Top 10 busiest patent litigation firms in the United States. With a total of 34 new patent cases filed on behalf of clients in 2005, both plaintiff and defense, McDermott ranked 9th overall out of 32 firms. McDermott was listed 9th with 15 plaintiff cases and ranked 12th with 19 cases as defense counsel. The cases included in IP Law & Business' survey were only federal district cases filed in 2005 and active as of February 1, 2006. The survey did not include International Trade Commission and Federal Circuit cases.
"This success is due in large part to our continued commitment to the growth and development of our IP practice," said Ray Lupo, head of the Firm's IP, Media & Technology Department.
McDermott's strategic patent prosecution program also resulted in 1,282 patents for its clients in 2005, ranking the Firm in the Top 10 of Intellectual Property Today's annual survey of top patent firms (March 2006). The Firm also recently ranked among the leading U.S. firms for trademark prosecution and litigation in Managing Intellectual Property's World IP Survey (March 2006).
McDermott's IP, Media & Technology Department currently numbers more than 190 lawyers and patent agents. Our lawyers engage in various aspects of IP work, including advertising and marketing, computer and internet law, copyrights, legislation, litigation, patents, trade dress, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and antitrust. More than 130 of the Firm's IP lawyers hold technical degrees and are patent bar members. Of those, more than half hold a degree in electrical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or other technical disciplines including computer engineering.