WilmerHale was honored as the 2011 Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and the 2011 ITC Litigation Firm of the Year by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP) at its annual North American IP Awards Dinner in Washington DC on March 29.
The firm had an outstanding year in 2010, as outlined in its Year in Review, with representations of clients in several significant matters. In April 2010 alone, the firm secured four federal patent appeals, including an important ruling upholding the import ban on products that infringe six Broadcom patents for GPS navigation chips, and the vindication of Nintendo in a suit alleging that its Wii, WaveBird and GameCube controllers infringed an Anascape patent.
MIP conducts its annual World IP Survey of 2,000 global practitioners (including in-house counsel and law firm attorneys) to identify and rank leading law firms in the field. WilmerHale has consistently been included in the World IP Survey results, with the firm’s most recent rankings including those in the US Patent Prosecution and the Patent Contentious categories (both nationally and in the Northeast), as well as the national rankings of US Life Sciences and US ITC.
MIP is the leading global resource for IP news and analysis. It covers all aspects of IP law and practice, focusing on the business and practical issues of importance to IP owners. Managing IP magazine has published online and in print since 1990 and is aimed primarily at in-house IP counsel, with an audited circulation of 10,000 readers. A list of all 2011 awards and winners can be found on Managing IP’s website. Managing IP magazine and MIP have recognized WilmerHale in several of their past surveys.