Fenwick Ranked as a Leading National Firm in the IAM Patent 1000

Mountain View, CA  (June 12, 2012)  – Fenwick & West LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s patent practice has received national recognition in The IP Media Group’s IAM Patent 1000, a new comprehensive listing of the world’s leading firms and individuals in private practice across the entire range of patent law practice. Fenwick is recognized for patent prosecution and patent licensing in California and patent litigation in Washington.

In addition, the 2012 IAM Patent 1000 recognized nine Fenwick partners as leaders in their field: Lawrence Granatelli, Jake Handy, David Hayes, Robert Hulse, Lisa Kenkel, John McNelis, Ralph Pais, Rajiv Patel and David Tellekson. Mr. Granatelli, Mr. Handy, Mr. Hayes, Ms. Kenkel and Mr. Pais ranked for patent licensing; Mr. Hulse and Mr. Patel ranked for patent prosecution; Chair of the Patent Group, Mr. McNelis ranked for patent prosecution and post grant procedure; and Mr. Tellekson ranked for patent litigation.

Over a period of five months, IAM conducted nearly 1000 interviews with numerous attorneys at law, patent attorneys and in-house counsel, as well as the users of their services, in countries across the world to gather market intelligence on the leading players and firms in the market. The rankings were based on law firm responses and client and peer feedback covering individuals’ skill sets and law firm’s depth of expertise, market presence and the level of work on which they are typically engaged.

About IAM Patent 1000
IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 is a new guide from The IP Media Group, publishers of Intellectual Asset Magazine, World Trademark Review, the IAM 250 series and the WTR 1000. The IAM Patent 1000 consolidates the previous IAM Licensing 250 and IAM Patent Litigation 250 guides into one book, and also covers patent agents, to provide in-depth rankings of firms and individuals engaged in all aspects of patent law practice. More information is available on the organization’s website.

About Fenwick & West’s Patent Practice
Fenwick & West has established itself as a leading intellectual property law firm in the United States. The firm has extensive experience with managing and exploiting intellectual property portfolios and litigating complex patent disputes for technology and life sciences clients of national and international prominence. In recent years, the firm’s efforts have resulted in the issuance of more than 250 patents and the filing of nearly 1,500 new patent applications in the United States and around the world. Our attorneys have handled some of the most prominent IP litigation over the past two decades, including securing one of the largest IP litigation settlements of 2005—a $400M settlement for its client Compuware against IBM—one of the largest patent verdicts, a $74.7M patent litigation verdict for client Asyst Technologies against Jenoptik, and the landmark Righthaven copyright rulings protecting fair use. Fenwick was recently ranked as a Top 25 law firm on Intellectual Property Today’s Patent Scorecard 2011 and is ranked by Managing Intellectual Property as one of the top five West coast firms for IP litigation, by IP Worldwide as one of the top dozen firms that Fortune 500 companies relied on for IP litigation, and was honored by InterContinental Finance Magazine’s Legal Excellence Awards 2010 as “Law Firm of the Year” for intellectual property.