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The National Law Journal Names WilmerHale to 2012 Intellectual Property Hot List

May 8, 2012

WilmerHale is one of 20 elite law firms named to The National Law Journal’s inaugural Intellectual Property Hot List, which honors firms that demonstrated creative strategies for litigation, patent prosecution, licensing or other transactional work in the previous year.

The firm was noted as having “stood out from the crowd by scoring two major patent wins at the US Supreme Court,” which included successfully defending Roche Molecular Systems Inc. in a closely watched case involving patent rights to HIV test kits, and achieving a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court in favor of i4i Limited Partnership in a patent suit brought by Microsoft. The WilmerHale team was admired for leading back-to-back wins for clients in high-profile patent cases from both the pharmaceutical and biotech industries as well as Silicon Valley.

This accolade continues a string of honors that the group has recently obtained, including named a finalist in The American LawyerIP Litigation Department of the Year contest, the winner of the Managing IPPatent Contentious Firm of the Year award, and the IP Group of the Year by Law360.

Click here for a recap of some of the group’s most outstanding, recent work. The complete IP Hot List can be viewed by visiting The National Law Journal's website.