The National Law Journal has selected WilmerHale as an Intellectual Property (IP) Hot List winner for the fifth time since the list's inception in 2012. WilmerHale is one of only 15 firms chosen for this recognition this year, which honors firms who have "set the bar in intellectual property law, scoring big wins for clients."
Partner Tom Saunders was noted among the firm's most innovative IP lawyers, particularly for arguing that the US Supreme Court should uphold a 50-year-old decision barring collection of royalties that accrue after a patent expires. The National Law Journal described the case, which involved a Spiderman toy, as “a battle that would challenge a superhero.” Even opposing counsel praised the team's creativity in defending the decision. Read WilmerHale's winning profile published by The National Law Journal on June 6, 2016.