McDermott is Highly Recommended in Managing IP’s “World IP Survey” 2015


McDermott has once again been recognized by Managing IP as having a leading U.S. intellectual property practice. The Firm preserves the “Highly Recommended” ranking in multiple categories in Managing IPs 2015 “World IP Survey,” while 15 of the Firm’s attorneys were named “IP Stars.”

Highlights of McDermott’s rankings include:

  • “Highly Recommended” in California and the District of Columbia in the following areas: Copyright; Patent Contentious; Patent Prosecution; Trademark Contentious; Trademark Prosecution.
  • “Highly Recommended” in Illinois and Massachusetts for Intellectual Property.
  • National rankings in the United States: Bio/Life Sciences; Copyright; ITC; Patent Contentious; Patent Prosecution; Trademark Contentious; Trademark Prosecution
  • Ranked in the United Kingdom: Patent Contentious.

Attorneys recognized as “IP Stars” include: Terry Ahearn (IPLIT-SV), Jorge Arciniega (IPPTS-LA), Stephen Becker (IPPTS-DC), Marc Brown (IPPTS-LA), Sarah Columbia (IPLIT-BOS), Margaret Duncan (IPLIT-CHI), Joel Freed (IPLIT-DC), William Gaede (IPLIT-SV), Jeffrey Gargano (IPLIT-CHI), Mark Itri (IPPTS-OC), Toby Kusmer (IPPTS-BOS), Fabio Marino (IPLIT-SV), Leigh Martinson (IPLIT-BOS), Rohan Massey (IPLIT-LON) and Keith Stolte (IPLIT-CHI).

Sarah Columbia (IPLIT-BOS) also received the ‘Massachusetts IP Litigator of the Year’ award. The award recognizes her outstanding achievements over the past year in particular, including successful cases, notable client wins and innovative approaches to the law.

Managing IP is part of the Euromoney Legal Media Group. Founded in 1990, Managing IP is the leading source of news and analysis on all intellectual property developments worldwide. The survey covers over 80 countries and the rankings are based on extensive research among IP practitioners carried out over six months starting in September last year. The tables rank firms in tiers or as highly recommended or recommended in each market, based on the feedback received.