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November 24, 2014

Corporate Counsel has released its 2014 Patent Litigation Survey list, ranking national law firm Polsinelli at No. 40 among the Top 50 firms in the number of patent lawsuits handled in U.S. federal courts during 2013. It is Polsinelli’s first appearance on the list. The firm, with a geographic footprint across 19 cities, defended 27 lawsuits and filed eight for a total of 35 cases in 2013.

“It is a privilege to be recognized as one of the nation’s top law firms in defending and enforcing our clients’ rights in their valuable technology and intellectual property,” said Intellectual Property Litigation Practice Chair Keith J. Grady. “Challenges to patents have been on the rise all across the country, and Polsinelli has responded by building a strong and diverse team of more than 80 intellectual property law professionals who understand our clients' businesses and effectively enforce and defend our clients’ rights in courts and other dispute resolution forums.

Corporate Counsel is a nationally respected, integrated media source covering legal affairs, business issues, and government mandates affecting corporate America and the in-house legal community. According to the publication, 6,092 new patent lawsuits were filed in 2013, compared to a total of 5,418 new cases in 2012. Corporate Counsel said not surprisingly, non practicing entities known as “patent trolls” were a major factor in the growth of patent challenge cases.

“We also stand ready to defend our clients against unjust accusations that they are infringing a patent,” Grady added. “We avoid litigation where possible, but it’s best to move quickly to defend and enforce our clients’ rights wherever necessary.”

Polsinelli's patent litigation experience includes cases involving:

  • Paragraph IV disputes under the Hatch-Waxman Act
  • Animal health sciences
  • Software and information technology
  • Biosciences
  • Medical devices
  • Telecommunications, electronics, and mechanical devices
  • Business methods
  • Design patents
  • Trademark litigation, opposition and cancellation practice
  • Internet domain name disputes
  • Copyright litigation
  • Trade secret litigation
  • Unfair competition and unfair trade practices
  • False advertising and other misleading marketing practices
  • Counterfeit and gray-market goods

The American Lawyer ranked Polsinelli as the “fastest growing law firm six years in a row,” and the firm joined the Am Law 100 listing in 2014. Recently, Polsinelli announced the Dallas and Denver offices would move into new buildings to accommodate growth. Chicago, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, St. Louis and Washington, D.C. have all moved into new spaces or greatly expanded their offices to make room for more new hires.

The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries.

Grady is an excellent source for reporters working on stories about:

  • Patent trolls
  • Trademark and copyright law
  • Trade secrets

For more information contact Public Relations Manager Heather McMichael, 816-223-8780, hmcmichael@polsinelli.com

About Polsinelli

real challenges. real answers.SM Polsinelli is a first generation Am Law 100 firm, serving corporations, institutions, entrepreneurs and individuals nationally. Our attorneys successfully build enduring client relationships by providing practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and with a passion for understanding how to assist General Counsel and CEOs achieve their legal objectives. Polsinelli is ranked 18th in number of U.S. partners* and has more than 740 attorneys in 19 offices. Polsinelli was profiled in the June 2013 issue of The American Lawyer as the fastest-growing law firm in America over a five-year period and has maintained this position. The firm focuses on healthcare, financial services, real estate, life sciences and technology, energy and business litigation, and has depth of experience in 100 service areas and 70 industries. The firm can be found online at www.polsinelli.com. Polsinelli PC. In California, Polsinelli LLP.
*American Lawyer reports, 2013 and 2014
*Law360, March 2014