CHICAGO (February 17, 2009) — McDermott Will & Emery is pleased to announce its Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department has been ranked in Managing Intellectual Property's recently released 2009 World IP Survey (February 2009). McDermott has been recognized as a leading firm in the United States for patent prosecution, patent contentious work and bio life sciences. In the United Kingdom, McDermott has been recognized for its patent contentious work.
The World IP survey is a qualitative ranking of the leading firms in patent prosecution, patent contentious work, biotech and life sciences, and International Trade Commission work. The survey integrates extensive research with feedback from clients and practitioners worldwide. The 2009 survey, which covers 70 jurisdictions, is the publication's largest, reflecting the globalization of the economy and the large number of markets that are now of interest for IP owners.
Our Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Department includes more than 200 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.