The 2021 edition of Intellectual Asset Management’s (“IAM”) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners has recognized Williams & Connolly’s Patent Litigation practice as among the top ten leading patent practices nationally and among the top seven practices in Washington, D.C. The guide identifies the top patent professionals, both nationally and internationally, in the world’s key jurisdictions, using a lengthy research process seeking input from leading industry attorneys and in-house counsel. Williams & Connolly was ranked in the publication’s “gold tier,” both nationally and for Washington, DC, for the sixth consecutive year. According to the publication, this tier recognizes firms identified as “the crème de la crème; their success hinges on reputations established over lengthy periods of time, something which enables them to secure the most high-profile, big-ticket instructions from the most demanding of clients.”
Reviewers quoted by IAM stated: “Williams & Connolly is the best patent trial outfit in the United States. . . . Its collaboration is always seamless and its success story unlimited.” The publication also noted: “This is a popularly held opinion of a firm for which high-exposure patent and licensing litigation is a daily business. Bringing together accomplished lead trial lawyers and scientific experts – there are 16 former Federal Circuit clerks in the group and 14 USPTO-registered practitioners – Williams & Connolly deploys a highly sophisticated toolkit with which it has netted groundbreaking wins in myriad life sciences and high-technology suits.”
In addition to the firm-wide rankings, IAM recognized the following Williams & Connolly partners as top patent professionals:
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