On March 26, Bill Lee, WilmerHale's co-managing partner, was named “Outstanding US IP Practitioner of the Year” at Managing IP magazine’s 2009 North American IP Awards Event. Along with his individual recognition, WilmerHale was recognized as both a regional and a national finalist for the “Patent Contentious Firm of the Year.”
Lee received this honor for his exceptional and ongoing leadership, specifically in representing Broadcom in its series of litigations with Qualcomm—and his key wins before the Federal Circuit for clients including Targus Information this past year.
As noted during the presentation of the award to Mr. Lee, “his name has become synonymous with success in litigation.” It was also noted that a competitor called him "one of the shining lights of this business."
Honorees were selected by Managing IP’s editorial team and chosen based on research conducted in 70 markets over a period of six months. A full listing of award winners will be published in May on the Managing IP magazine’s website.