McDermott’s US-based IP group is highly regarded in this year’s rankings for its “strong technical backgrounds and notable patent drafting, prosecution and litigation skills.” The publication notes that the group “is in the vanguard of the action: in the past five years, it has handled some 210-plus district court cases, 100-plus PTAB proceedings and numerous ITC investigations. The work often has a cross-border component, for which international resources prove invaluable.”
The ranking describes the Firm as having “wide-ranging patent capabilities and a highly integrated approach to the practice.” The team is further noted for having “gifted scientists and lawyers in key innovation hubs around the country, putting it right at the heart of the action and within easy reach.”
Described as “’on the ball’ and with ‘top-notch legal knowledge’, the Firm’s German patent practitioners love nothing more than to sink their teeth into high-stakes litigation for innovators of all stripes, both domestic and multinational.”
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.
IAM Patent 1000 highlights:
International – Recommended Firm
United States: California – Bronze Band in Litigation
United States: DC Metro Area – Silver Band in Litigation; Recommended in Prosecution
United States: Georgia – Bronze Band in General IP
United States: Illinois – Bronze Band in Litigation
United States: Massachusetts – Bronze Band in Litigation; Recommended in Prosecution and Transactions
Germany – Bronze Band in Infringement; Recommended in Transactions
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