Fenwick Again Tops List of Silicon Valley IP Law Firms

Mountain View, CA (April 11, 2016) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that Silicon Valley Business Journal has ranked the firm as the number one intellectual property law firm in Silicon Valley for the third consecutive year.

Silicon Valley Business Journal’s IP Law Firms list recognizes Silicon Valley’s top intellectual property law firms ranked by the number of IP lawyers at each firm. With more than 80 intellectual property lawyers at Fenwick’s Mountain View headquarters, the firm possesses the Valley’s largest IP practice -- also one of largest in the entire U.S., according to Law360.

“This recognition reflects the substantial importance Fenwick places on our IP services,” said Fenwick intellectual property group chair Lawrence Granatelli. “In Silicon Valley, IP can literally make or break a company.”

Fenwick’s IP lawyers provide integrated legal advice to the world’s most innovative technology and life sciences companies on all aspects of the protection and exploitation of intellectual property. Specific areas of practice include antitrust and unfair competition, copyright, patent, technology transactions, trade secrets and trademark.

“Our IP practice attracts innovative startups and established technology powerhouses alike,” Granatelli said. “Many of our leading corporate clients have turned to the firm for IP counseling since the beginning stages of their company.”

From securing a victory for Fitbit in a trademark and unfair-competition suit, just months before the company’s record-breaking IPO, to achieving two key patent litigation wins for Supercell, Inc. (of mobile game "Clash of Clans" fame), Fenwick’s intellectual property group excelled in 2015. Fenwick also obtained nearly 1000 U.S. patents and more than 1200 foreign patents in 2015. The firm serves as a one-stop shop for key industry players, supporting all their IP needs from patent portfolio development to trademark counseling.

Not only honored as a leading Silicon Valley practice, Fenwick has received widespread recognition on a state and national level for IP work. In 2015, the firm was honored on The National Law Journal’s IP Hot List for outstanding patent, copyright, trademark and IP litigation services. This year, World Trademark Review 1000 recognized the firm’s trademark practice nationally and in California – with the highest possible ranking in California – for both trademark prosecution and trademark litigation. The firm’s IP work has also received honors from Chambers USA, Managing Intellectual Property, U.S. News – Best Lawyers®, The Legal 500 and IAM Patent 1000.

The full IP Law Firms list is available through the Silicon Valley Business Journal website (subscription required).

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies – at every stage of their lifecycle – and the investors that partner with them. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions on issues ranging from venture capital, public offerings, joint ventures, M&A and strategic relationships, to intellectual property, litigation and dispute resolution, taxation, antitrust, and employment and labor law. For more than four decades, Fenwick has helped some of the world's most recognized companies become and remain market leaders. For more information, please visit fenwick.com.