WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 10, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that the Firm has once again been ranked as one of the most active patent prosecution firms based on Intellectual Property Today's annual Top Patent Firms survey (March 2008 issue). With 1,420 patents issued in 2007, McDermott placed second among all general practice firms and 11th overall from 352 firms surveyed. The list is based on number of patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in the previous calendar year.
Stephen Becker, co-head of the Firm's Patent Procurement Group, commented that, "McDermott continues to rank among leading patent firms, which is a result of the Firm's commitment to continued growth in the area of intellectual property. The high ranking indicates the strength of our full-service patent and trademark practice within an international law firm."
McDermott is consistently ranked as one of the most active firms for patent litigation (both trial and appellate), ITC litigation, patent prosecution and trademarks. Our intellectual property team includes more than 240 registered patent lawyers and agents. Our department is composed of professionals with experience in virtually all fields of technology including, telecommunications, computer hardware and software, semiconductor fabrication, robotics and servomechanisms, biotechnology and pharmaceutical chemistry. Our department includes numerous lawyers and agents with valuable experience as former administrative patent judges, U.S. Patent Office examiners, petition specialists and government international representatives.