IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes McDermott Team for Creative Strategies, Clarity of Purpose and Client Commitment - McDermott Will & Emery

IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes McDermott Team for Creative Strategies, Clarity of Purpose and Client Commitment


McDermott Will & Emery received superb rankings in IAM Patent 1000 for its creative strategies, clarity of purpose and client commitment. This year, the Intellectual Property Practice Group secured silver and bronze placements across the US and Germany and had more than a dozen individual lawyer recommendations, demonstrating its deep bench strength.

“We know how challenging it is for business leaders to drive growth and defend market position in a constantly evolving IP landscape,” said Nicole Jantzi, leader of McDermott’s Global Intellectual Property Practice. “That’s why we deliver actionable recommendations in the boardroom, at the deal table and in the courtroom as we partner with clients to mitigate risk and capitalize on opportunity.”

The IP practice is highly regarded for its business savvy and technical acumen in patent litigation, patent transactions/prosecution, infringement and life sciences. The practice moved up the ranks to Silver Band in DC: Litigation for its deep bench of experienced lawyers, including “superb, creative and aggressive litigators,” and overall capacity to be “all things to all innovators.” The team in Massachusetts is noted for “the comprehensiveness of its patent practice, rich life sciences industry experience and unbreakable courtroom confidence. In Germany, the Firm “has its finger firmly on the pulse, with razor-sharp expertise in future-facing areas…and invests in outstanding client care to boot.”

IAM Patent 1000 endorsed the group’s leadership, saying, “The Firm chose well when it recently appointed Nicole.” Underscoring her effectiveness in this role, Nicole received praise for her “remarkable ability to gather and lead a team” and deployment of “other partners, associates and staff in a very efficient way that maximizes the value of their work while saving the client unnecessary fees.”

IAM Patent 1000 highlights:

United States: DC Metro Area – Silver Band in Litigation; Recommended in Prosecution

United States: Massachusetts – Silver Band in Litigation; Recommended in Prosecution and Transactions

United States: California – Bronze Band in Litigation

Germany – Bronze Band in Infringement

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This year McDermott also secured strong rankings in Managing IP – IP Stars, with recognition in the US and regionally for its work in patent litigation and prosecution for life sciences and technology companies in particular. For the first time, the team was listed as “Recommended” in Trademark in Illinois and maintained its position as “Highly Recommended” in Patent Prosecution in District of Columbia and in both Trademark Contentious and Trademark Prosecution in California.

Sarah Columbia continues to be included in Managing IP’s Top 250 Women in IP for her skill and experience defending clients’ most valuable assets, particularly in the life sciences space. In addition to Sarah, Jorge Arciniega, William Gaede and Christina Martini were listed among this year’s IP Stars.

For full Managing IP rankings, please click here.

About IAM Patent 1000

IAM Patent 1000 recognizes leading firms and individuals in the patent prosecution, transactions and litigation fields. Firm rankings are based on the depth of experience, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.  Individual rankings are based on feedback from peers and clients.

About Managing IP – IP Stars

Managing IP is the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. The IP Stars survey covers over 80 countries and the rankings are based on extensive research among IP practitioners. The tables rank firms in tiers or as highly recommended or recommended in each market, based on the feedback received.

About McDermott

McDermott Will & Emery partners with leaders around the world to fuel missions, knock down barriers and shape markets. With more than 20 locations on three continents, our team works seamlessly across practices, industries and geographies to deliver highly effective—and often unexpected—solutions that propel success. More than 1,100 lawyers strong, we bring our personal passion and legal prowess to bear in every matter for our clients and the people they serve.

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