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Fenwick Named to Intellectual Property Hot List for Second Consecutive Year

Mountain View, CA (May 6, 2013) – Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm has been selected to The National Law Journal’s Intellectual Property Hot List. Fenwick, which was also named to the inaugural list last year, is one of only 20 law firms in the United States recognized for “creative, formidable talent in litigation, patent prosecution and deal-making.”

“Silicon Valley powerhouse Fenwick & West continued its streak of top-flight intellectual property deals and groundbreaking cases for its high-technology clients,” The National Law Journal noted in its profile of the firm.

The profile expands on several of the firm’s engagements over the past year, including:

  • David Hayes, chair of Fenwick’s intellectual property group, served as special IP counsel to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. assisting with complex IP issues related to the China-based e-commerce company’s $7.1 billion share buyback agreement with Yahoo!
  • Patent litigation chair Charlene Morrow and partner Virginia DeMarchi secured a federal victory for a multinational company using the “novel theory” that since Delaware’s court has no local patent rules, allowing the plaintiff to amend its infringement theory would violate the court’s scheduling order.
  • Patent partner Robert Hulse and mergers and acquisitions partner Greg Roussel represented Facebook on its $550 million acquisition of AOL Inc.’s patent portfolio from Microsoft Corp.

About Fenwick & West
Fenwick & West provides comprehensive legal services to ground-breaking technology and life sciences companies at every stage of their lifecycle. We craft innovative, cost-effective and practical solutions for established and emerging companies 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.​