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America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2006: Intellectual Property: Patent

Chambers & Partners has compiled their independent and objective list of America's Leading Lawyers for Business based on comments gathered from thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers from Maine to Hawaii. This guide -- which is designed to reflect market opinion -- contains a view of the firms and attorneys who are considered leaders in their field.

In Chambers' 2006 review of national legal talent in the area of "Intellectual Property: Patent," our Firm and our lawyers are listed among the best in the country.

Chambers' comments:

New York Ranking: 1

The Firm: "At the top of the IP tree," this 55-attorney team of lawyers has attracted a sizable chunk of the market. Proficient in patent litigation, it works for a number of clients in the electronics and pharmaceuticals area. A "nucleus of talented litigators" enables the firm to attract both able young associates and high-profile work. Many return to the firm as a result of its client-oriented service and competitive billing rates. Recently, its lawyers won a summary judgment for Infineon Technologies against MOSAID, declaring that their client had not infringed MOSAID's patents. The firm also undertakes trademark work.

The Lawyers: Clients applauded John Desmarais as a renowned and talented patent litigator, who "wins cases he might not at first seem to deserve to." He is "a natural in court, intelligent and incisive in manner," and recently represented Boston Scientific in its attempts to countersue Johnson & Johnson over coronary stent technology.

Clients/Work Highlights: Hermes International; Honeywell Aerospace; Siemens; Boston Scientific; Infineon Technologies; Lucent Technologies; Forest Labs and Schering-Plough.

Reprinted with permission from Chambers USA, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2006 -