November 5, 2008 (Mountain View, CA) – In its 2008 report of "Who Protects IP in America?," IP Law & Business recognizes Fenwick & West as intellectual property counsel to four of the most innovative companies in the world, including Hewlett-Packard, Amazon.com, Facebook and Intel. Only 50 companies in the world were included in the list of top innovators.
In addition, IP Law & Business lists Fenwick as a "Law Firm on the Cutting Edge" in the category of Patent Litigation. Only 22 law firms are listed internationally as "this year's go-to patent litigation firms for the world's most forward-thinking companies."
Fenwick & West 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—and one of the largest patent verdicts of the past eighteen months, a $74.7M patent litigation verdict for client Asyst Technologies against Jenoptik. The firm 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 recently awarded "Most Innovative Use of Technology by a Law Firm" by American Lawyer Media for the firm's proprietary electronic discovery tools.