September 11, 2019
Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli has been ranked No. 8 among the top-performing law firms nationwide in Patexia Inc.’s 2019 IPR Intelligence Report. The firm improved upon its. No. 11 ranking in the same category in 2018. The IPR Intelligence Report evaluates more than 1,100 law firms and 5,000 attorneys in the intellectual property space on activity and performance. 

Polsinelli also ranks No. 3 among the Top 100 Law Firms representing petitioners, climbing one spot from last year, and 67 spots from its 2017 position. 

Patexia’s third-annual IPR Intelligence Report has taken into consideration results from approximately 8,100 cases, 5,000 patents and 83,000 claims, in addition to feedback from more than 3,000 companies and 200 judges. 

“We are proud to be recognized by Patexia in its IPR Intelligence Report once again this year,” said Polsinelli Intellectual Property Department Chair Patrick Woolley. “We’ve worked diligently over the years to expand our IP services and grow our business to this point. Our ranking reflects the many talented attorneys and professionals in our practice, as well as the clients that we’ve been fortunate to serve.”  

Patexia analyzed and reviewed activity and performance of attorneys in its report to name the Top 100 Best Performing Attorneys in IPR; Senior Partner Henry Petri and Shareholder James Murphy earned top individual honors. 

Petri, an experienced IP litigator out of Washington, D.C., ranked No. 21 among the Top 100 Best Performing Attorneys in IPR and No. 32 on the list of Top 100 Best Performing Attorneys representing Petitioners. 

Murphy, a member of the firm’s Patent Post Grant Practice in Polsinelli’s Houston office, is listed No. 20 on the list of Top 100 Best Performing Attorneys representing Petitioners and No. 35 among the Top 100 Best Performing Attorneys in IPR. 

“Hank, James and the entire team are incredibly strategic and business-minded in their approach to understanding and solving some of the most complex IP issues that our clients bring their way,” said Woolley. “Their legal abilities and commitment to providing outstanding client service are demonstrative in this great recognition by Patexia, and our Department is very proud of their representation on this impressive list of IP attorneys.” 

Earlier this year, Polsinelli was also ranked among the Top 10 Best Performing Law Firms Overall and in High-Tech by Patexia’s 2019 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report. In 2018, the firm was ranked in U.S. News & World Report's "Best Law Firms" for Patent Law, Trademark Law and IP Litigation.

Polsinelli’s Intellectual Property Department includes professionals who have previously served in high-profile positions within the industry, such as Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, Director of the USPTO, Executive Director of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), and a Mentor in the Global Intellectual Property Academy. The firm has one of the largest IP practices in the nation with a deep bench of attorneys, patent agents, scientists and other professionals.

About Polsinelli

Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with more than 875 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.