SILICON VALLEY (June 22, 2012) — International law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP is pleased to note that the Firm and seventeen of its partners have been named by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM), a leading Intellectual Property publication, in this year’s “IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012” guide of leading patent practitioners.
McDermott was cited nationally and in four different U.S. jurisdictions including California, the District of Columbia Metro Area, Illinois and Massachusetts, with the McDermott United Kingdom IP practice also gaining recognition. The seventeen McDermott practitioners cited by IAM include partners Stephen Becker (Washington, D.C.), Yar R. Chaikovsky (Silicon Valley), Sarah Chapin Columbia (Boston), David H. Dolkas (Silicon Valley), Margaret M. Duncan (Chicago), Joel M. Freed (Washington, D.C.), William Gaede (Silicon Valley), Jeffrey R. Gargano (Chicago), Mark J. Itri (Orange County), Blair M. Jacobs (Washington, D.C.), Toby H. Kusmer (Boston), Michael V. Lee (Orange County), Leigh Martinson (Boston), Terrence P. McMahon (Silicon Valley), Hiroshi Sheraton (London), Steven Spears (Houston) and Robert H. Underwood (Boston).
Research for the IAM Patent 1000 was conducted over several months by a team of full-time analysts, and involved almost 1,000 interviews with patent specialists across the globe. The IAM Patent 1000 features over 30 country-specific chapters analyzing local patent professional services markets and detailing the firms and individuals identified as leaders in their respective fields.
To view the complete list of “IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012” rankings, please click here.
With more than 200 lawyers and patent agents around the world, McDermott’s Intellectual Property practice is renowned for its broad trial, appellate, prosecution and transaction experience. Members of the practice hold degrees in a wide variety of technical fields and are uniquely capable of handling intellectual property matters in virtually every technical or scientific discipline. For example, more than 140 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.
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, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Extending our reach to Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.