PALO ALTO/IRVINE, CA (April 9, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce that three of its California intellectual property partners have been selected by the Daily Journal for its Top Intellectual Property Attorneys lists. Terrence McMahon, head of the Firm's Global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department, was named among the Top 50 Intellectual Property Litigators. James Hill, M.D., partner in the Firm's IP practice and Mark Itri, head of the Firm's Orange County IP practice, were named among the Top 25 Portfolio Managers.
"This is an outstanding acknowledgement of our intellectual property practice in California," commented Mr. McMahon. "This recognition clearly demonstrates our strong intellectual property platform in California and further proves we have a strong team of highly recognized and experienced IP lawyers."
Mr. McMahon concentrates his practice on patent, copyright, trade secret, trademark and other high stakes litigation. He has more than 30 years of trial experience representing leading technology companies including American Express, General Electric and Seagate Technology, among others. Mr. McMahon frequently lectures and provides live demonstrations on trial practice and computer law issues.
Dr. Hill has extensive experience in patent prosecution and litigation, strategic counseling, intellectual property due diligence, and licensing, in the areas of medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, software, and signal and imaging processing. He did residency training in internal medicine and radiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston. He was awarded a fellowship in neuroradiology at the Massachusetts General Hospital and performed neurosurgery research at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School.
Mr. Itri has more than 17 years of legal experience handling patent and trademark portfolio management, opinion work and due diligence in connection with technology and trademark acquisitions. Over the course of his career Mr. Itri has gained extensive experience in client counseling, negotiating and drafting technology transfer agreements, joint development agreements and licenses for leading technology clients.
Our Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 225 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 intellectual property and corporate issues.