SILICON VALLEY (April 13, 2011) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a global leader in intellectual property litigation, prosecution and transactions, is pleased to announce that The Daily Journal has selected four Firm partners for its annual rankings of the “Top 75 California IP Litigators” and “Top 25 California Portfolio Managers and Patent Prosecutors” for 2011.
McDermott partners Yar Chaikovsky and Terrence P. McMahon were named to the list of “Top 75 California IP Litigators” in California on the IP litigation side while Jorge Arciniega and Mark J. Itri were named as trademark prosecutor and patent prosecutor, respectively, in this year’s “Top 25 California Portfolio Managers and Patent Prosecutors” rankings. This is the fourth and third year in a row, respectively, that McMahon and Chaikovsky have been selected for this ranking. Additionally, 2011 is the fourth consecutive year that Itri has received the honor of being named one of California’s top portfolio managers and patent prosecutors, and the first year Arciniega has been selected for this distinction.
“We are very proud of our partners who have been named to this year’s Daily Journal rankings as we believe the recognition is warranted,” said Peg Warner, partner and head of McDermott’s Controversies Business Unit. “Each of these partners has done tremendous work over the past year on behalf of our clients and we applaud them for their efforts in making our IP practice into the global powerhouse it is today.”
With 185 attorneys around the world, McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice is renowned for its broad trial, appellate, prosecution and transaction experience. More than 125 members of McDermott’s intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and more than 100 are registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice includes numerous lawyers with valuable industry experience as well as former USPTO examiners and petition specialists.
To view the entire list of this year’s winners, please click here.
About McDermott Will & Emery
McDermott Will & Emery is a premier international law firm with a diversified business practice. Numbering more than 1,000 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, Düsseldorf, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.