CHICAGO (February 8, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce its Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department has been ranked among the world’s top patent firms in Managing IP’s annual leading patent firms survey. In the United States, McDermott was recognized as a leading firm for patent prosecution, patent contentious and biotechnology-life sciences. The Firm ranked in the top tiers across many regional categories for patent prosecution and patent contentious. Internationally, McDermott ranked as a leading firm for patent contentious in the United Kingdom.
Managing IP covers firms across 65 jurisdictions and for the first time this year, the survey ranks the leading firms in the United States both nationally and in four regions: Northeast, South, Midwest and West. The rankings by Managing IP are based on peer recommendations rather than on objective criteria such as which are the largest, busiest or oldest firms. No firm can vote for its own inclusion, or that of an associated firm.
Our Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 240 lawyers and patent agents working in all of our offices throughout the world. We are renowned for our trial and appellate experience, and are ranked as one of the strongest IP litigation firms for both plaintiffs and defendants. Our practice in procurement and licensing in the patent, trademark and copyright areas is recognized for its depth and breadth. Rounding out our intellectual property, media and technology services, the team provides client counseling and advice regarding trade secret, unfair competition, advertising, entertainment and computer law. Additionally, we work closely with our transactional and tax lawyers on the intersection of IP and corporate issues.