McDermott Ranks as Leading Patent Firm in IAM Patent 1000


June 6, 2014 – McDermott received recognition in Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2014. The Firm has been recognized as a top tier intellectual property (IP) firm internationally, in Germany, and in the United States, including California, the D.C. Metro Area, Illinois, Massachusetts and Texas.

Highlights of McDermott’s accomplishments include the following:


Germany: Transactions – Recommended

United States
National: IP Litigation – Recommended
National: Prosecution – Recommended
California: IP Litigation
California: Prosecution – Recommended
California: Transactions – Recommended
D.C.: IP Litigation
D.C.: Prosecution – Recommended
Illinois: IP Litigation
Massachusetts: IP Litigation
Massachusetts: Prosecution – Recommended
Texas: IP Litigation
Texas: Prosecution – Recommended

In addition to the Firm being ranked, 22 lawyers were individually recognized: Stephen Becker, Yar Chaikovsky, Sarah Columbia, David Dolkas, Margaret Duncan, Michael Fogarty, Joel Freed, William Gaede, Jeffrey Gargano, Alexander Harguth, Brent Hawkins, James Hill, Mark Itri, Blair Jacobs, Carey Jordan, Bernard Knight, Toby Kusmer, Hosang Lee, Leigh Martinson, Judy Mohr, Steven Spears, and Robert Underwood.

Full rankings across jurisdictions and editorial commentary can be found here.

IAM Patent 1000 recognizes leading firms and individuals in the patent prosecution, transactions and litigation fields based on a five-month research process. 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 with knowledge of their practice and the market within which they operate.