Daily Journal Names Four McDermott Partners Among Top Intellectual Property Lawyers of 2014


LOS ANGELES, ORANGE COUNTY and SILICON VALLEY (April 9, 2014) — Four McDermott Will & Emery partners have been selected by Daily Journal, California’s largest legal news provider, for its annual rankings of the “Top 75 IP Litigators / Top 25 Portfolio Managers” for 2014.

The McDermott partners included in this year’s edition are prominent intellectual property litigators Yar R. Chaikovsky and Fabio E. Marino as well as top patent prosecutors Jorge R. Arciniega and Mark J. Itri, who is also head of McDermott’s IP Prosecution, Transactions & Strategy Practice Group. This is the sixth time that Mr. Itri has been selected for this ranking, fifth time for Mr. Chaikovsky, third time for Mr. Arciniega and the second year in a row for Mr. Marino.

Daily Journal’s annual list of “Top 75 IP Litigators / Top 25 Portfolio Managers” showcases the state’s top intellectual property litigators and portfolio managers, compiled from hundreds of nominations submitted by lawyers. Finalists are determined by the impact of their work and achievements in the intellectual property arena.

The attorneys will be honored at a reception taking place this evening at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, CA.

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 1,100 lawyers, we have offices in Boston, Brussels, Chicago, 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.

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