WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 5, 2008) — McDermott Will & Emery has once again been ranked by IP Law & Business as one of the most active firms before the International Trade Commission (ITC). With five investigations before the ITC in 2007, McDermott was recognized for our work for clients Hitachi Koki, Matsushita/Panasonic, Qualcomm, FormFactor and Trend Micro. The ranking appeared in IP Law & Business' article, "Business Is Booming at the ITC" (June 2008).
"McDermott has built a premier International Trade Commission practice," commented Terrence McMahon, head of the Firm's global Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department. "The Firm is delivering exceptional services to our clients in their most important investigations, as is reflected in our continued high ranking."
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 pubic information from the ITC as of April 23, 2008.
McDermott Will & Emery has one of the leading section 337 practices in the United States. As Chambers USA stated, clients praise McDermott's International Trade Commission work as "an example of real expertise." Since 1982, Firm members have acted as counsel in over 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.