WilmerHale Partner Thomas Saunders is one of only six attorneys nationwide named a 2016 Appellate Rising Star by Law360 and one among four WilmerHale partners selected to this year's overall list. This annual competition honors the top legal talent under 40 years old. With more than 1,100 submissions, only a select few individuals are chosen for each of the 32 categories. Results are based on professional accomplishments over the last few years.
On April 13, 2016, Law360 published a feature on Saunders, highlighting his most recent and significant victories that involve complex and novel technical legal issues. Specifically in June 2015 in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises, Saunders convinced the Supreme Court to uphold a 50-year-old rule barring royalty agreements that continue beyond a patent's expiration. Read the full article.