The 2014 IP Hot List: McDermott Will & Emery


Sarah Chapin Columbia explained McDermott’s success representing BlackBerry in IP litigation against a patent “troll” (one of the cases for which the Firm was chosen as a top IP practitioner last year) that “we viewed it as a business case, and we really called into question the business motivations of the plaintiff. I’m a trial lawyer. I’m not trained as a patent lawyer. Sometimes they get so focused on the patent issues, they lose focus on the story.” Ms Columbia noted that in the first half of 2013 McDermott took four IP cases to trial and all resulted favorably for clients. To view the full article click here.