The Legal 500 United States Awards ceremony recognizes and rewards the best and most innovative in-house and private practice teams as well as individual attorneys. The awards are based on law firm submissions, the opinions of the 250,000 in-house lawyers contacted throughout the year, and the in-depth research conducted by The Legal 500 team.
“It is an honor to receive The Legal 500 United States ‘Team of the Year’ award in the category of ‘Patents – Non-Contentious’” said Mark J. Itri, head of McDermott’s IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group. “Our full-service patent prosecution team prides itself on protecting our clients through every phase of the process – from obtaining patent rights to providing the broadest possible protection for existing intellectual property estates.”
This award also coincides with the Firm moving up to a Tier 1 ranking position for “Intellectual Property - Patent Prosecution: Utility and Design Patents” in The Legal 500’s recently released 2015 guide. McDermott was also once again recognized by Managing IP as having a leading U.S. intellectual property practice. And finally, earlier this year, McDermott was ranked as one of the most active patent prosecution firms by Intellectual Property Today (IP Today).
With more than 155 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. Some 120 members of McDermott’s intellectual property team hold technical and/or scientific degrees and nearly 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, Dallas, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Miami, Milan, Munich, New York, Orange County, Paris, Rome, Seoul, Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C. Further extending our reach into Asia, we have a strategic alliance with MWE China Law Offices in Shanghai.