WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 19, 2007) — McDermott Will & Emery has been ranked by IP Law & Business as the most active “general practice firm” before the International Trade Commission (ITC) in 2006. In the article “International Savoir Faire” (June 2007) IP Law & Business recognized firms practicing before the ITC. In 2006, McDermott handled seven investigations for clients including Linear Technology, Amgen, Creative Technology and QUALCOMM. McDermott increased its ITC investigations by five cases compared to 2005.
“McDermott has a strong background acting as counsel in numerous investigations for many high-technology and drug manufacturing companies in respect to unfair competition and importation implications,” commented Mark Davis, head of the International Trade Commission Practice. “Our continued focus and commitment to this practice area is demonstrated in the increase of investigations McDermott took part in during 2006.”
IP Law & Business is a source of information on the law and business of intellectual property targeting IP practitioners. Data for this ranking was collected from the ITC website and interviews with attorneys.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the leading section 337 practices in the United States. Since 1982, Firm members have acted as counsel in approximately 50 section 337 investigations. These investigations have involved numerous technology areas and numerous causes of action, including patent, trademark and copyright infringement. Most of these section 337 investigations involved concurrent litigation in the federal district courts where members of the Firm served in similar capacities.