Fenwick & West Returns as a Top 25 Law Firm on 2011 Patent Scorecard – Strong Standings in Current Impact™ and Science Linkage™ for Patent Prosecutions

April 11, 2001 (Mountain View CA) – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce its ranking as a top 25 law firm on Intellectual Property Today's Patent Scorecard 2011 for the second consecutive year.

Within the scorecard categories, Fenwick & West placed fifth for Current Impact™, which demonstrates the extent to which others are building upon a portfolio of comparable patents. The firm was ranked 11th in the Science Linkage™ category, which indicates the degree to which a portfolio or individual patent references scientific publications, and its Patent Count™ rose by more than 20 percent compared to the 2010 scorecard.

"We are pleased for the ongoing recognition of our multidisciplinary approach to patent work for the world's most innovative companies," says John T. McNelis, Chair of Fenwick's Patent Group. "This year's scorecard illustrates the effectiveness and value our clients receive from our attorneys' strategic business and cross-practice perspectives and deep scientific background."

Fenwick & West's Patent Group includes patent agents, engineers and scientists, with more than half of the group holding Ph.D.'s. Notable clients the firm has represented in patent prosecutions in the past year include Alnylam Pharmaceuticals,, Google, Facebook, Harrah's Entertainment, Honda R&D Americas and Symantec.

The Law Firm Patent Scorecard™, published annually by IP Today, evaluates and gauges patent prosecution from a quality, technological strength and breadth of impact. It is compiled with natively filed patents including U.S. utility patents represented by law firms.

About Fenwick & West

Established in 1972, Fenwick & West works closely with clean technology, life sciences and other technology companies that are changing the world through innovation. The firm has more than 30 years of experience crafting innovative solutions to the business challenges that arise at the intersection of technology and the law. Fenwick & West clients, who range from start-up ventures to global enterprises, value our attorneys' deep industry experience and understanding of their technologies.

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John T. McNelis
Chair, Patent Group