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Managing IP Names WilmerHale as Patent Contentious Firm of the Year

MIP Names WilmerHale Patent Contentious Firm of the Year and Natalie Hanlon Leh Colorado's Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year

March 21, 2016

WilmerHale was named as the 2016 Patent Contentious Firm of the Year—both nationally and in the Northeast—and Partner Natalie Hanlon Leh as the Colorado Outstanding IP Litigator of the Year at the annual Managing IP (MIP) North American Awards event held on March 17 in Washington DC. In addition, the firm was recognized for its role in two “Milestone Cases of the Year:” Akamai Technologies v. Limelight Network (Fed. Circuit, August 2015), in which the firm argued on behalf of Akamai, and Authors Guild v. Google (Court of the Appeals for the Second Circuit, October 2015) in which the firm represented Google.

The awards were given on the heels of the release of the annual MIP patent rankings, published earlier this month, in which WilmerHale was ranked as a tier one firm in the PTAB litigation (USPTO), bio/life sciences and patent contentious categories, and in the second tier in the ITC category.

These rankings and awards are based on more than six months of analysis by MIP's team of researchers, who conduct hundreds of interviews with IP practitioners and IP owners in North America. More information can be found by visiting