IRVINE, CA (November 5, 2010) — McDermott Will & Emery’s intellectual property litigation practice was recently ranked among the Top 10 Busiest Firms in Corporate Counsel’s Patent Litigation Survey 2010: The Busiest Firms For Plaintiffs, Defendants, and Overall (October 2010). The Firm was ranked 7th overall in 2010 with 47 total district court cases. Additionally, the intellectual property practice was ranked 4th busiest for the defense with 40 defense cases in 2010.
“This Corporate Counsel ranking reflects the fact that more and more companies turn to McDermott to protect and assert their intellectual property rights,” commented Sarah Chapin Columbia, head of the Firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Group.
Mark Itri, head of the Firm’s IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group, said of the rankings, "Our increased representation in district court cases overall is due in large part to our continued dedication to the development of our IP practice. The combination of our lawyers’ technical backgrounds and legal acumen provides clients top-quality levels of competence and service.”
The Corporate Counsel Patent Litigation Survey 2010 was formerly published by IP Law & Business. Eligible cases for the annual survey include those filed in 2009 that were still active as of February 1, 2010. To view the full survey results click here.
McDermott’s intellectual property practice is renowned for its trial and appellate experience. The Firm’s lawyers are exceptionally experienced in managing and conducting complex intellectual property litigation including appeals and infringements concerning patents, trademarks and copyrights. Additionally, McDermott’s intellectual property practice is globally recognized with numerous U.S. and EU lawyers ranked among the leading practices by Chambers Global and Chambers USA.