October 6, 2011 (Mountain View, CA) — Corporate Counsel, the nation's leading publication for general counsel and in-house attorneys, recently released the results of its 2011 "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies" survey of outside counsel. Fenwick & West is pleased to announce that the firm was listed among the Top 10 IP litigation firms in the U.S., and Top 35 litigation firms overall, based on the number of Fortune 100 companies advised in 2010. Fortune 100 companies that Fenwick advises for IP litigation include HP, Amazon, Intel and Intuit.
To compile the list, Corporate Counsel searched public records to find outside counsel used by the Fortune 100 for intellectual property litigation, contracts litigation, labor litigation and torts litigation.
Fenwick & West attorneys have handled some of the most prominent IP litigation over the past two decades, including securing one of the 25 largest IP litigation payouts in U.S. history—a $400M settlement for its client Compuware against IBM, a $74.7M patent litigation verdict for client Asyst Technologies against Jenoptik—one of the top 20 largest IP litigation verdicts overall in the U.S. at the time, a $25.2M jury verdict for Informatica against Business Objects, a successful representation for Capcom against MKR to resolve copyright and trademark claims—a decision that was subsequently covered by the American Lawyer, IP Law360, and the Daily Journal, and extensive defense representations resulting in jury verdicts or summary judgments of noninfringement and/or invalidity. The firm is ranked as a "Go-To" law firm for litigation by The American Lawyer, by Vault as one of the top 20 U.S. law firms for IP litigation and counseling, by IP Law & Business as one of the top U.S. law firms that innovators rely on to protect their IP, as well as one of only 20 "Go To Law Firms on the Cutting Edge" for patent litigation, and was recently awarded "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" by American Lawyer Media for the firm's proprietary electronic discovery tools.