Only one law firm is honored as “Law Firm of the Year” for each of the nationally ranked legal practice areas. Perkins Coie was selected based on a combination of the results of client surveys, the high regard that lawyers in other firms in the relevant practice area have for the firm, and information that was provided in response to the law firm survey.
Perkins Coie’s Patent practice has more than 190 attorneys dedicated to patent procurement and patent litigation matters for Fortune 100 and 500 companies as well as leading emerging growth companies. More than 100 of our practitioners are registered patent attorneys before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and many have significant industry experience as practicing engineers or scientists, or hold advanced degrees in their technical fields. Several of our attorneys are former patent examiners at the USPTO or worked as in-house patent counsel at FORTUNE 500 corporations before entering private practice. In the past three years, the group’s efforts resulted in the issuance of more than 4,500 patents and the filing of nearly 9,700 new patent applications in the United States and around the globe. In addition, we regularly represent clients in portfolio analyses, patent acquisition transactions, and intellectual property due diligence matters. Perkins Coie also has one of the largest patent litigation practices in the United States, with nearly 100 full-time patent litigators. We are fortunate to represent a “who’s who” of the world’s leading semiconductor, software, computer, mobile device, Internet, telecommunications, pharmaceutical and medical device companies in patent cases in district courts throughout the United States and in the International Trade Commission.