WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 16, 2007) — 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 2007 issue). The survey, based on the number of utility patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the previous calendar year, placed McDermott tenth among 353 firms surveyed with 1,533 patents issued in 2006.
"This recognition is a true testament to our continued commitment and growth of our patent prosecution practice, " commented Stephen Becker, head of the Firm's Patent Procurement Group.
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 215 lawyers and patent agents. More than 150 members of our team hold technical and/or scientific degrees; 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.