McDermott Recommended as a Leading Patent Firm in IAM Patent 1000


CHICAGO (June 2015) – McDermott is once again recommended in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2015. According to IAM Patent 1000 editorial “McDermott Will & Emery lays rightful claim to one of the best-rounded patent practices in the country – certainly when compared with other major international players: ‘It is obviously strong on litigation, but has a worthy rights management practice and a robust transactional capability.’”

The Firm has been ranked as a top tier IP firm internationally and in the United States, including California, the D.C. Metro Area, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas. The Firm is further described by IAM Patent 1000 “…as a leader among the few full-service international sets with flourishing contentious and non-contentious practices.”

Highlights of the Firm’s rankings:

  • Recommended in International
  • Recommended in United States National: IP Litigation; Prosecution.
  • Recommended in United States: California: Prosecution; California: Transactions; District of Columbia: Prosecution; Massachusetts: Prosecution; Texas: Prosecution
  • Ranked in IP Litigation: California; District of Columbia; Illinois; Texas; Massachusetts.

In addition 21 of the Firm’s lawyers were individually recognized: Stephen Becker, Sarah Columbia, Paul Devinsky, David Dolkas, Margaret Duncan, Michael Fogarty, Joel Freed, William Gaede, Daniel Foster, Jeffrey Gargano, Brent Hawkins, James Hill, Mark Itri, Carey Jordan, Bernard Knight, Toby Kusmer, Hosang Lee, Leigh Martinson, Judy Mohr, Steven Spears and Robert Underwood.

For full rankings across jurisdictions and editorial commentary, click here.